Agricultural Adaptation & Forestry Division
First Assistant Secretary
Switchboard: +61 2 6272 3933
The Agricultural Adaptation and Forestry (AAF) Division is responsible for the development and implementation of drought program reform, implementing a range of assistance programs for farmers and farm businesses, assisting farmers to reduce emissions and adapt to a changing climate, and assisting implementation of the Australian Government’s forestry policies and programs.
The objective of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is to foster and enable productive, profitable, internationally competitive and sustainable Australian forest and forest products industries.
The AAF division has four branches:
The Drought Policy and Reform Branch is responsible for the development and implementation of drought program reform, replacing the Exceptional Circumstances arrangements with a new approach aimed at improving farmers' capacity for risk management and preparedness.
- Victoria Anderson
(P/T Mon, Tues, Wed)
View information on the department's website on drought.
The Farm Business Branch is responsible for implementing the government’s assistance programs for farm businesses, including concessional loans and the rural financial counselling service program.
- Anna Willock
View information on the department's website on farm business.
The Adaptation Policy Branch is responsible for assisting agriculture and forestry to contribute to greenhouse gas emission reductions and to provide strategies for all primary industry sectors to adapt to a changing climate.
• Julie Gaglia (A/g)
View information on the department's website.
The Forestry Branch is responsible for the implementing the government' s domestic and international forestry policies, including through regional forestry agreements, combating illegal logging and assisting delivery of the Tasmanian Forests Intergovernmental Agreement.
• Paul McNamara
View information on the department's website on forestry.
19 Sep 2013