Recommendations to Tony Burke
Billie Jean, Kylin
Nehal, Shane, Elsa
Short Term Ramificationstension
Dip in exports
Impact on viability of
Long Term Ramifications
Substantial Drop exports Unsustainable Subsidies
Recommendation - Social Partnership
Establish new agricultural policy aimed at identifying crops
suitable for growth in Australian climate.
Stop using European techniques developed for European
farms (Gittens 2002)
Develop comparative advantage in new crop production, to
increase trade exports in the future.
Extract only the amount of water that can be replenished
Do not over fertilise crops.
Reduce evaporation in fields.
Time planting to take greatest advantage of natural
Using micro-irrigation system (drip and spray: above
ground, below ground).
Irrigation to Improve E.E.E.
Service Efficiency – improved technical design (irrigation
system) and resource allocation (water).
Throughput Efficiency – reduced depletion an pollution (less
Growth Efficiency – Growing crops suited to the Australian
environment , not European environments (Find
Comparative Advantage for Trade)
Lay the groundwork
Public consultation with farmers
Announce farmer subsidy end date
Initiate temporary “Alternative Work Program”
Introduce irrigation development program
Develop social partnership model for trade
Lease and loan scheme (partial funding and private support)