How can we create farming systems to feed a prosperous future?
It’s no secret that the rapid urbanisation of the 20th century has driven a massive change in our lifestyle and diet. Add to this the dramatic cultural shift as immigration and urbanisation has left most Australasians with no family connection to the farm, and some children with the impression that food comes from a packet – not a paddock or pasture. Farming will be at the centre of Australia and New Zealand’s future economic prosperity, but disruption will leave its mark.
Considered to be the food bowl of the Asian region, Australia and New Zealand farmers collectively will only be providing food to feed around 100 million people or just over 1 per cent of the global population by 2025. How do we address these issues? Join the conversation.