This report describes the current state of Australian agriculture. It covers eight key aspects of Australian agriculture: its role in the broader economy, trends in production, industry structure and productivity, risk management, agricultural employment, government support, trade and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This paper explores how much progress has been made towards reducing emissions in four key UK sectors – power and energy, built environment, road transport, and agriculture and land use.
Farmers use broadband, in combination with other technologies, to reduce costs, improve water efficiency and improve access to commodity and labour markets. This paper highlights the real world benefits of high-speed broadband in a series of case studies of agricultural enterprises.
This report proposes a renewed social contract for farming, which would set out the roles and responsibilities for farmers, the state and the public, in the shift towards a net-zero and nature-positive economy.
This module should provide some helpful actions on how to plan for a successful 2021/2022 winter grazing season and looking after animals.
Make every drop count, and count every drop: vanishing groundwater needs proper monitoring and management
Australia spends billions of dollars on social programmes, which will be wasted if we run out of drinkable water. This report argues that groundwater is a key part of the overall system and needs to be studied deeply to properly manage a sustainable future for...
The report synthesises the observed impacts of climate change on Australia and the risk to our future of the current global trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions. It focuses on the consequences of 3°C of global warming in the absence of greater mitigation strategies for four...
This discussion paper has been released to identify key critical technology developments, assess risks to and opportunities in Australia’s national interest, and examine the approach of academia, industry and government to critical technologies in the agricultural sector.
The National Agricultural Labour Advisory Committee was appointed in December 2019 to develop a labour strategy for Australian agriculture. This document outlines the committee's recommendations.
This paper has been developed using a synthesis of current key reports related to the future of Australia’s agricultural and food production system obtained through a literature review, and through a series of conversations with 26 industry leaders, scientists, and stakeholders.