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.
This paper explores the role of the global food system as the principal driver of accelerating biodiversity loss. It explains how food production is degrading or destroying natural habitats and contributing to species extinction.
COVID-19 and food security in the Pacific: considerable challenges with an opportunity to "build back better"
This paper argues that for the most part, residents of Pacific Island Countries have managed to find ways to cope with the recent disruption to food supplies by turning to traditional coping mechanisms. That strategy is likely to work in the short-term. However, it is...
This report explores the changes the food and fibre sector is already seeing in consumer behaviours, the opportunities that inevitably arise from disruption, and how we now need to move on from traditional perspectives and act at pace to embrace the ‘now normal’ future ahead...
This discussion paper has been developed by Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures through a series of conversations with industry leaders, scientists and stakeholders. It seeks to further conversation on the issues confronting the future of New Zealand’s agricultural and food production system.
Alternative food networks and opportunities for transformation towards a sustainable and resilient urban food system
Food systems are suffering from pressures related to population growth, increased urbanisation, climate change, and resource scarcity. These pressures are exacerbated by globalisation, with consumers concentrated in urban areas while producers are dispersed across rural areas that are often remote or even in different countries...