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ABARES produce tools, models, data and metadata to help agricultural, fisheries and forestry industries make decisions.

Front cover of the Agricultural commodity statistics report 2011The Agricultural Commodities Statistics reports
These annual reports are compendiums of historical statistics covering the agriculture, fisheries, food and forestry sectors. They provide a set of comprehensive statistical tables on Australian and world process, production, consumption, stocks and trade for nearly 20 commodities.

The commodities covered include grains and oilseeds, livestock, livestock products, food, wool, horticulture, forestry and fisheries products, and also contains statistics on agricultural water use and macroeconomic indicators such as economic growth, employment, balance of trade, exchange rates and interest rates.

Image showing snapshot of the Monitor websiteThe Monitor
The Monitor is an online tool that delivers a range of climatic, production, biophysical and economic information for over 600 regions throughout Australia. It provides users with the ability to explore, report and map the various spatial, temporal and point-based datasets across a range of scales.

Screen shot of MLA toolkitRainfall to Pasture Growth Outlook Tool
Access rainfall, soil moisture and pasture growth information to make more accurate grazing decisions.


Fish atlas websiteAtlas of Australian Marine Fishing and Coastal Communities
This atlas focuses on mapping and analysis of Australian wild capture commercial and Indigenous fisheries and their endangered coastal communities.




Multi-Criteria Analysis Shell - MCAS-S version 3Multi-Criteria Analysis Shell for Spacial Decision Support- MCAS-S Version 3.1
MCAS-S is a user-friendly tool that allows decision-makers to analyse and compare complex spatial information without the need for specialised training or technical support.


Image showing snapshot of Revegetation Data Entry and Reporting ToolRevegetation data entry and reporting tool
This data entry and reporting tool assists with monitoring and reporting of vegetation by land managers. Information captured by user's will contribute to national datasets.


Australian Natural Resources Data Library screen imageAustralian Natural Resources Data Library
Find and download data on a variety of natural resource subjects.



Land Use Mapping For Australia screen imageLand Use and Management Information for Australia
Land Use and Management Information for Australia provides nationally consistent land use, land management, land and ground cover information. The site has been developed as part of the Australian Collaborative Land Use and Management Program (ACLUMP), a consortium of Australian and State Government partners that promotes the development of consistent land information.

NCC website imageNational Coordinating Committees for Natural Resource Data Themes
The National Coordinating Committees for Natural Resource Data Themes web pages provide a convenient means of accessing information about the activities of national coordinating committees which are developing nationally consistent land, soils and terrain, vegetation and rangelands information for Australia.

Plantation Information Network screen imagePlantation Information Network
Access studies identifying land suitable for commercial timber plantations.

Rainfall Reliability Wizard screen imageRainfall Reliability Wizard
Using data since January 1900, estimate: rainfall reliability, rainfall means, and rainfall variability.



Image showing snapshot of Vegetation ConditionVegetation Condition
See the conditions of Australia's native vegetation at a range of scales using an assessment tool developed by ABARES. Includes summaries of condition in tabular and graphic forms.  Mapping facilities are provided at the Monitor

Image showing snapshot of Vegetation ConditionVegetation Cover Types
See the extent of Australia's native vegetation at a range of scales using an assessment tool developed by ABARES. Includes summaries of extent in tabular and graphic forms.  Mapping facilities are provided at the Monitor.

Forestry AustaliaForests Australia
Contains up-to-date information on Australia's forests - from links to forest management organisations and institutions to the latest forest-related publications, maps and tools. It represents collaboration between many Australian forest-related organisations, including all Australian state and territory governments.