Ensuring Australian and Global Food Security

Ensuring Australian and Global Food Security

WA
Jul 17

The population both in Australia and globally predicted to escalate rapidly; the climate is changing; costs are rising; foreign ownership is increasing; and the average age of farmers is nearly 55. In this context, how can we guarantee Australian and global food security in the future?

 

 

Speakers

Hon. Terry Redman MLA, Minister for Agriculture and Food Government of Western Australia
Dale Park, President, Western Australian Farmers Federation
W/Prof. Kadambot Siddique AM FTSE, Hackett Professor of Agriculture Chair and Director, The UWA Institute of Agriculture
Stephen Meerwald, Executive Director, Wellard Group Holdings
John Durkan, Merchandise Director, Coles

 

 Public event
 17/07/2012
 River View Room 4, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, WA

 Agriculture/Farming
 Lunch (11.00am to 2.00pm)

   

    

 
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EVENT OVERVIEW

A few short decades ago, agriculture was considered the driving force of Australia; however, agricultural products now account for only 13.8 per cent of total exports, which is two thirds of our production. With the global population predicted to reach nine billion by 2050, the world's farmers will need to increase current production by 70 per cent to meet future food demand.

Australia has a world class agricultural sector that is constantly transforming, adapting and developing technology at a rapid rate, but many challenges exist. With the average farmer being 56 years of age, the workforce is ageing and next generation farmers are heading to new industries.

Add to this the ongoing pressure of the high Australian dollar, climate change, rising input costs, declining rural populations and a debate over foreign ownership that is widespread and divided.

Does Australia have the ability, or indeed the responsibility, to increase our production capacity to reach export opportunities? Or should Australia concentrate on meeting our own food demand as our population stretches towards 35 million?

Join CEDA as our panel of industry experts unravel the unique complexities of the food security debate. Discussion on policies, innovations and incentives will shape the debate impacting both national and international food security for the future.

MEET THE SPEAKERS

Hon. Terry Redman MLA, Minister for Agriculture and Food
Government of Western Australia

Dale Park, President, Western Australian Farmers Federation

W/Prof. Kadambot Siddique AM FTSE, Hackett Professor of Agriculture Chair and Director, The UWA Institute of Agriculture

Steve Meerwald, Managing Director, Wellard

John Durkan, Merchandise Director, Coles

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY CEDA MEMBERS:

Dept. of Agri & Food Coles

 

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