Food production

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Report

Australian National Food Donation Tax Incentive implementation analysis

This project served to test the National Food Donation Tax Incentive (NFDTI) across the food waste ecosystem to substantiate its ability to drive impactful change in the food relief sector, and deliver support to the Australian environment, population and economy.
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Food production and supply in NSW

The COVID-19 pandemic and recent natural disasters have shone a spotlight on food insecurity in New South Wales. This inquiry report examines how to improve the overall approach to the NSW food system - promoting a sustainable food supply and reducing food waste.
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Meat protein alternatives: opportunities and challenges for food systems’ transformation

Meat alternatives are attracting private investment and interest from the research community as possible solutions to meet the growing global demand for proteins in a sustainable, ethical and healthy way. Investigating the opportunities and challenges associated with three meat alternatives, this report calls for clear...
Conference paper

Veggies in verges: a policy inventory for footpath food gardens across Greater Sydney

This case study examines attitudes of councils towards verge gardening in Greater Sydney. The research questions include: What are council attitudes towards edible plants in verge gardening? Are the policy approaches cautious and risk averse or explicitly aiming to reduce barriers?
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Who is responsible for ensuring food security in NSW?

The double crises of COVID-19 and catastrophic bushfires in 2020 exposed underlying fragilities in Australia’s food security, particularly with the sustainability of local supply chains and access to affordable, healthy food in vulnerable populations. This report identifies and articulates three steps on a way forward...
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Fork in the road: impacts of climate change on our food supply

This report shows that climate change is already disrupting every part of the food supply chain. The report asserts that Australia must act quickly to make our supply chains more robust, and also make bigger cuts to our carbon emissions.
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Stronger ag sector, stronger regions

This paper considers how the agriculture sector can leverage stimulatory regional investment to ensure enduring economic stability and social benefits by establishing a virtuous cycle of beneficial impacts.
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Crash barriers for post-COVID-19 food and agricultural systems

The authors of this publication present alternatives for post-COVID-19 food and agricultural systems.
Policy report

Halving food waste: Australia’s progress on SDG 12.3

This policy brief outlines Australia’s progress on SDG Target 12.3 — halving food waste by 2030. The Australian government set and committed to this target. With less than nine years remaining, urgent action is required to halve food waste by 2030.
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Building a food system that works for everyone

This report puts forward a series of recommendations for the UK and devolved governments, as well as local authorities, to start addressing the many challenges currently facing the UK food system. In particular, the authors hope to inform the government’s National Food Strategy, which is...
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Food system impacts on biodiversity loss

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.
Discussion paper

Exploring the growth potential of Australia's food manufacturing sector

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.
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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...
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COVID-19 worsens food security in South-East Asia

This paper argues that pandemic-related lockdown measures and economic troubles have translated into poorer food and nutrition security in the South-East Asia region.
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Mapping food insecurity

Australia is a prosperous country, but too many families experience food insecurity. This report examines the determinants of the issue, creating a food insecurity index for Central and North Queensland.
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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.
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Native grains from paddock to plate

This study presents a project investigating the economic, environmental and social features of the ancient native grains food system of Aboriginal people in the modern world.
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The future of food & the primary sector: the journey to sustainability

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.
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The COVID-19 pandemic draws attention to vulnerabilities in the global food system

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed several weaknesses in the modern, industrial food supply chain. The largest vulnerabilities exist in the growing and processing of food, mainly in relation to labour conditions and the lack of competition in key industries.
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The ‘now normal’ future: food and fibre in a world emerging from COVID-19

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...
Journal article

Consumers discard a lot more food than widely believed: Estimates of global food waste using an energy gap approach and affluence elasticity of food waste

This work provides an internationally comparable consumer food waste dataset based on food availability, energy gap and consumer affluence. The data suggests that consumer food waste follows a linear-log relationship with consumer affluence and starts to emerge when consumers reach a threshold of approximately $6.70/day/capita...
Conference paper

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...
Briefing paper

Australia’s place in global agriculture and food value chains

This paper discusses the challenges faced by Australian agriculture, and continued growth opportunities which require further opening of import markets, along with more open bilateral and multilateral trade in agriculture and food products.
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Meat the alternative: Australia's $3B opportunity

The paper demonstrates that by 2030, based on the moderate growth scenario, Australia’s plant-based meat sector is estimated to contribute $3 billion in domestic sales and generate over 6000 full-time equivalent jobs.
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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...