Sustainable agricultural production

NARROWER TERMS
Report

Local and sustainable food program

The Surf Coast Shire has developed a Local Food Program which has explored issues and opportunities related to sustainable local food production, distribution and value-adding in the context of climate change.
Report

Biodata and biotechnology: opportunity and challenges for Australia

This report canvasses the extraordinary recent developments in genome sequencing and genetic engineering, which will transform all biological enterprises, including healthcare, among the most important parts of the global economy. It argues that there is a opportunity for Australia to play a leading role in...
Report

Global food and water security in 2050: demographic change and increased demand

Ensuring that there is enough food to supply the demand that is expected to accompany population growth to 2050 is one of the major challenges of this century.
Report

Delivering sustainable food and land use systems: the role of international trade

This paper explores a set of core trade-related issues affecting the food and land use system, and proposes constructive ways forward in reconfiguring the global trading system towards delivering a more sustainable and healthy diet for all.
Report

Breadfruit market and marketing of Pacific Island Breadfruit with a focus on Fiji & Samoa

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis), is widely grown in the Pacific islands where it is often an integral part of traditional agroforestry systems. There are substantial immediate market opportunities to expand fresh and frozen breadfruit export markets – however, significant marketing constraints remain.
Evaluation

The Napil Rural Training Centre, Tanna Vanuatu: an evaluation report

Increasing the productivity of traditional farming systems in rural areas such Middle Bush on Tanna, Vanuatu will require concerted extension and training effort. The situation found at Middle Bush is seen as the ‘face of the future’ for much of rural Melanesia.
Book

Vulnerability of Pacific agriculture and forestry to climate change

This book identifies a range of potential response measures that could be implemented to significantly reduce exposure to climate related risks and enable the Pacific Community to better cope with emerging impacts.
Briefing paper

Agricultural research and farmer organisations in the Pacific

This policy brief outlines a decentralised research model which utilises Farmer Organisations (FOs) and is proving to be an effective way to respond in a practical way to the specific challenges facing Pacific island farmers.
Report

Protecting and supporting Melbourne’s strategic agricultural land

From February 2019 to May 2019, DELWP undertook stakeholder and community engagement to test and refine the draft criteria with the community, agricultural industry, local government and key authorities. The purpose of this report is to detail the engagement approach and findings for the first...
Report

Fiji: poor nutrition and agricultural decline has caused food security slump

Food availability in Fiji is generally good, especially when compared to other Pacific islands. While this has led to lower food security concerns, Fiji suffers from a double burden of over- and under-nutrition. Adult obesity affects nearly a third of Fijians and rates of non-communicable...