WA Agriculture - from mining boom to dining boom

WA Agriculture - from mining boom to dining boom

WA
May 29

Limited places available, to register please contact Alicia on 08 6104 7104.

Join CEDA as the new WA Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Ken Baston MLA, and our panel of agricultural experts explore the opportunities and challenges facing agriculture in Western Australia. Can WA build economic diversification through a sustainable and prosperous agricultural sector?

Speakers

Hon. Ken Baston MLC, Minister for Agriculture and Food, Government of Western Australia
Julian Cribb FTSE, Author, The Coming Famine; Founder, Julian Cribb & Associates
Catherine Marriott, Managing Director, Influential Women; Winner, 2012 WA RIRDC Rural Women's Award
Professor Shashi Sharma, Chair, Biosecurity and Food Security, Murdoch University
Mark Bennett, Head of Agribusiness, Regional Business Banking, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

 

 Public event
 29/05/2013
 Bellevue Ballroom 1, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, WA

 Agriculture/Farming
 Lunch (11.00am to 2.00pm)

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Event overview

Join CEDA as the new WA Minister for Agriculture, Hon Ken Baston MLA, and our panel of agricultural experts explore the opportunities and challenges facing agriculture in Western Australia. Can WA build economic diversification through a sustainable and prosperous agricultural sector?

As a net exporter of food products such as wheat, cattle and sheep, WA's farming outputs help to feed the world and support the economy, generating $112.4 billion worth of income in 2010-11 and contributing 42 per cent of Australia's total exports.

With global food demand set to double by 2050, Western Australia should be ideally placed to take advantage of this growing demand, particularly given our proximity to Asia. But with mounting concerns over the sustainability of the agricultural sector, can we continue to feed the world as well as ourselves? Can an industry that is already one of the most productive in world, further increase productivity by 70 per cent in the next 40 years using less farmland and water?

Is it possible for WA agriculture to overcome challenges in order to recognise its potential of becoming the world's food bowl and underpin the State's economy?

Meet the speakers

Hon Ken Baston MLC
Minister for Agriculture and Food, Government of Western Australia

Julian Cribb FTSE
Author, The Coming Famine; Founder, Julian Cribb and Associates

Catherine Marriott
Managing Director, Influential Women; Winner, 2012 WA RIRDC Rural Women's Award

Professor Shashi Sharma
Chair, Biosecurity and Food Security, Murdoch University

Mark Bennett
Head of Agribusiness, Regional Business Banking, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

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