Concerned about food production’s planetary impact? Developing food systems that are healthier for people and the planet can be profitable, too, contend the guests of this thought-provoking 45-minute UN-backed podcast.
In this thought-provoking paper, Sydney academic and urban planner Steven Liaros contends that ‘the transition to a fully circular economy will require a paradigm shift … away from large-scale industrial agriculture to a decentralised network of circular food systems’.
The federal government has pledged $5.2m to upgrade the capability of QUT Mackay’s biomanufacturing scale-up facility, used to demonstrate the viability of new technologies and produce products in sizeable quantities.
Discussion at RDA’s Food in the Capital event centred on what’s needed to reposition Canberra and the surrounding region as a sustainable, economically viable agrifood hub.
The focus of the Food in the Capital conference, held over two days in October 2020 and May 2021, was on the critical role food production, consumption and new technology will play in helping Canberra to become a fully sustainable city.
A new report pinpoints five ‘future forces’ likely to impact Australia’s agriculture sector and agrifood supply chains over the next 10 years, extrapolating seven plausible 2031 scenarios as food for thought and for constructive, change-oriented conversations.
If Canberra and the ACT backed the development of sustainable local food production and urban farming systems, the region could become a leader in urban agriculture and in meeting our emissions targets, contends Regional Development Australia ACT CEO Michael Claessens.
FIAL invites eligible SMEs or micro-businesses with products or services related to food and beverage supply-chain integrity to submit EOIs with a view to participating in the Traceability and Provenance Zone at foodpro 2021, in Sydney in late July.
In this useful report, QUT’s Randall McHugh explores the pros and cons of specialist industry clusters, and examines the potential benefits to our agrifood sector of clustering in locations well suited to agrifood operations..