Food production

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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.
Report

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.
Report

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...
Report

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.
Report

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.
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

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.
Report

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...
Report

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.
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...