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Review into agricultural competitiveness in Australia

posted Mar 16, 2014, 2:18 PM by Sean Donovan
A white paper review into agricultural competitiveness in Australia is being led by Barnaby Joyce and is calling for submissions before 5pm April 17th.

Have your say on the MFFF response via the survey below:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11ExzKfPsYgvUEP1knp-kZ2hjLK8UEvYrmT-Jq9GZ3lk/viewform

The purpose of this white paper is to examine the economic contribution of agriculture in Australia and come up with strategies for improving this by consulting with key stakeholders and the community.The major issues under consideration are:

• food security

• improving farm gate returns, including drought management

• access to finance

• competitiveness through the value chain

• regional communities

• inputs along the supply chain

• reducing inefficient regulation

• enhancing agricultural exports

• effectiveness of incentives for investment and job creation.


More information including an issues paper and terms of reference is available here: 
http://www.agriculturalcompetitiveness.dpmc.gov.au/

And an excellent summary can be found here: http://www.holdingredlich.com/agribusiness-rural-industries/agricultural-white-paper

Macarthur Future Food Forum is providing a submission to this white paper review.  If you would like to have your say, please fill in the survey below by Friday March 31st. 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/11ExzKfPsYgvUEP1knp-kZ2hjLK8UEvYrmT-Jq9GZ3lk/viewform

A Community Consultation Forum is also being held by the White Paper Committee in Sydney on March 21st for anyone who may be available to take part. Further details and registration for this session is available by phoning (02) 6271 6272.

 


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