National Agribusiness Series: investment, policy & potential

National Agribusiness Series: investment, policy & potential

Mar 12
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The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Federal Minister for Agriculture
Peter Corish AM, Chairman Corish Group

Event overview

Global and regional food demand will continue to grow rapidly in coming decades. Global investment capital and international interest in Australian agribusiness has never been more critical and presents enormous opportunity for the expansion of Australia's agricultural sector. Within the industry, innovation in production and food manufacturing is crucial to success.

The Federal Government has indicated plans to further reduce the regulatory burden on the industry, acknowledging the role of reform in improving productivity and economic returns. CEDA welcomes Federal Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce to discuss forward policy initiatives, foreign investment, food security and the long term potential of the sector to drive the national economy.

Join senior colleagues to hear the forward policy agenda and expert analysis of the important issues and economic opportunities being brought about by increasing demand.

Meet the speakers

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP
Federal Minister for Agriculture

Barnaby Joyce is Deputy Leader of the Nationals. As Minister for Agriculture he is responsible for boosting agriculture's contribution to economic growth, trade, innovation and productivity. He previously held Shadow Ministerial portfolios of regional development, local government and water and led the opposition response to Murray-Darling Basin plan.

Peter Corish AM
Chairman Corish Group

Peter Corish is the former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of PrimeAg Australia. His leadership roles in the agriculture sector include as head of the National Farmers Federation; Deputy Chairman of Namoi Cotton Co-operative; and Chairman of Cotton Australia. Peter serves on the National Water Commission and was Chair of the Agriculture and Food Policy Reference Group.

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