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Compiled by the AAEP, with funding from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, this 2017 report investigates factors that must be taken into account in any effort to improve cold-chain management in Australia, and explores the deployment of sensor technology, data monitoring and IoT to provide better identification of temperature control issues along the supply chain from packing room to retail shelf – particularly for temperature-sensitive, perishable and high-value goods. Issues of shelf life, spoilage and safety are key concerns. Potential savings are significant. Technology will enable end-to-end traceability and eventually, tools like disposable sensors embedded in product packaging yielding real-time end-to-end temperature readings.https://www.airah.org.au/Content_Files/Industryresearch/05-17-A2EP_Cold_Chain_Report.pdf
In recent decades, Australia’s exports have been driven by growth in demand from East Asia, particularly China, which has contributed significantly to our national prosperity. However, concentration of Australia’s export markets may reduce our economic resilience and could expose us to political and security risks. While Australia has capitalised on its natural advantages to grow its exports, particularly in the resources and agricultural sectors, a low level of economic diversity in Australia’s exports may create longer-term challenges for economic growth. This report explores export diversity and makes recommendations to government as to how this can be encouraged.https://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/download/committees/reportjnt/024519/toc_pdf/Pivot.pdf;fileType=application%2Fpdf
Information on the four subsectors listed above are available to download free of charge as four separate pdf documents.https://www.horticulture.com.au/growers/help-your-business-grow/research-reports-publications-fact-sheets-and-more/grower-resources/ha18002-assets/australian-horticulture-statistics-handbook/?__FormGuid=a2cd5e51-ecbe-4c53-ae51-a870fc5dfc75&__FormLanguage=en&__FormSubmissionId=d908e1b3-b47f-4ce8-8721-ed61872620d9
This ABARES Insights 'snapshot' examines the position Australia occupies in global food and agriculture value chains.https://www.agriculture.gov.au/sites/default/files/abares/documents/AustraliaPlaceInGlobalAgriculture_v1.0.0.pdf
This report from the Australian Food and Grocery Council and KPMG looks at six key issues and challenges with regard to managing data in complex retail supply chains. Compiled pre-pandemic, it's equally apt today.https://www.futurefoodsystems.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FMCG-and-Retail-Value-Report.pdf