Farming Australia’s future food
production – a farmers perspective
Angus Gidley-Baird
Policy Director
NSW Farmers’ Associa...
The commentary
•Global food demand to increase by 70% by
2050.
•Majority of the growth centred in Asia
•Rapid increase in ...
Value of Australian Exports
Source: ABARES
Australian per capita consumption
of selected agricultural commodities
Source: ABARES
Historical scale of selected
agricultural commodities in NSW
Source: ABS
Farm production
Source: ABARES
Australian farm returns
Source: ABARES
Areas to work of for profitability in
farming
•Biosecurity
•Infrastructure and logistics
•Access to finance
•Trade and mar...
Biosecurity
•Education and capacity
building
•Establish clear cost
sharing arrangements
•Place high value in
maintaining b...
Infrastructure and logistics
•Private investment
•Public private ventures
•Develop a
comprehensive
transport infrastructur...
Access to finance
•Reducing risks
•Improving returns
•Identifying alternative
business structures
•Provide certainty for
f...
Trade and Marketing
•Work constructively with
supply chain stakeholders
•Build and maintain
relationships with interest
gr...
Productivity
•Leveraging of the
Research and
Development Corporations
•Greater engagement of
research
•Comprehensive datab...
Workforce and skills development
•Foster skills development
•Ensure training is
accessible, relevant and
affordable
•Incor...
Land use competition
•Promote mutually
beneficial outcomes
•Protect prime agricultural
land
•Work collaboratively for
bene...
Thank you
Angus Gidley-Baird
Policy Director
NSW Farmers’ Association
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  1. 1. Farming Australia’s future food production – a farmers perspective Angus Gidley-Baird Policy Director NSW Farmers’ Association
  2. 2. The commentary •Global food demand to increase by 70% by 2050. •Majority of the growth centred in Asia •Rapid increase in livestock meat, milk, eggs and vegetable oils as sources of food calories •Commercial opportunities for food exporting countries such as Australia
  3. 3. Value of Australian Exports Source: ABARES
  4. 4. Australian per capita consumption of selected agricultural commodities Source: ABARES
  5. 5. Historical scale of selected agricultural commodities in NSW Source: ABS
  6. 6. Farm production Source: ABARES
  7. 7. Australian farm returns Source: ABARES
  8. 8. Areas to work of for profitability in farming •Biosecurity •Infrastructure and logistics •Access to finance •Trade and marketing •Productivity •Workforce and skills development •Land use competition
  9. 9. Biosecurity •Education and capacity building •Establish clear cost sharing arrangements •Place high value in maintaining biosecurity status
  10. 10. Infrastructure and logistics •Private investment •Public private ventures •Develop a comprehensive transport infrastructure plan
  11. 11. Access to finance •Reducing risks •Improving returns •Identifying alternative business structures •Provide certainty for foreign investment
  12. 12. Trade and Marketing •Work constructively with supply chain stakeholders •Build and maintain relationships with interest groups •Trade agreements •Food labelling •Address market power
  13. 13. Productivity •Leveraging of the Research and Development Corporations •Greater engagement of research •Comprehensive database of industry research
  14. 14. Workforce and skills development •Foster skills development •Ensure training is accessible, relevant and affordable •Incorporating food and fibre production into the curriculum •Work collaboratively on work health and safety
  15. 15. Land use competition •Promote mutually beneficial outcomes •Protect prime agricultural land •Work collaboratively for beneficial planning outcomes
  16. 16. Thank you Angus Gidley-Baird Policy Director NSW Farmers’ Association

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