Creating our Future: Agriculture and Food Policy for the Next Generation

The Agriculture and Food Policy Reference Group has identified the principal issues and challenges that need attention if agriculture and food businesses are to be successful over the next ten to fifteen years. The nature of modern businesses and the environment in which they operate mean there is no single area of highest priority.

Creating our Future: Agriculture and Food Policy for the Next Generation PDF Icon PDF [4.7mb]

The Reference Group has structured its report into four main parts: markets, competitiveness, natural resources, and adapting to change. If you do not wish to download the full report, each part is available for download below.

Overview PDF Icon PDF [2.7mb]

Preliminaries PDF Icon PDF [975kb]

Table of contents

Summary PDF Icon PDF [1.4mb]

Part A: Introduction PDF Icon PDF [651kb]

1. Background
2. The future operating environment
3. The approach to policy

Part B: Markets PDF Icon PDF [914kb]

4. Winning in international markets
5. Market dynamics and supply chains

Part C: Competitiveness PDF Icon PDF [1.2mb]

6. Research, development and innovation
7. Biotechnology
8. Education, skills and labour supply
9. The regulatory environment for food
10. Infrastructure
11. Biosecurity and quarantine

Part D: Natural Resources PDF Icon PDF [992kb]

12. Foundations for effective resource management
13. Design and delivery of resource management programs
14. Environmental services on private land
15. Making the most of scarce water resources

Part E: Adapting to Change PDF Icon PDF [965kb]

16. Agriculture and food in the community
17. Government and the rural sector
18. Climate change

Appendixes and references PDF Icon PDF [763kb]

A. Terms of reference
B. Reference Group members
C. Consultation process

References PDF Icon PDF [741kb]

This legacy document was produced in [2006] and is available for information only. Please contact us at Food Info if you require an accessible version. For more information about accessibility, visit AGIMO’s webguide.
Last reviewed:
28 Sep 2011