New CSIRO report maps out how Australian agriculture could look by 2050

Innovation & Technology
Published Apr 17, 2024

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The CSIRO's Ag2050 Scenarios Report underscores the critical need for Australia to expedite agricultural innovation to ensure the sector's productivity, resilience, and sustainability by 2050. Through consultations with over 100 industry stakeholders, the report presents four potential future scenarios for Australian agriculture, addressing challenges such as climate change, supply chain disruptions, and evolving consumer preferences. This initiative, marking the start of the Ag2050 program backed by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, seeks to foster collaborative efforts among industry, researchers, and policymakers to catalyze transformative change in agriculture, identifying key interventions and innovations for the sector's future.
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Australia needs to act to accelerate agricultural innovation and achieve productive, resilient and sustainable farming systems by 2050, according to a CSIRO report. Picture supplied Australia's national science agency the CSIRO has highlighted four future scenarios that paint a picture of what Australian farming systems could look like by 2050, and not all of them are rosy. The CSIRO's Ag2050 Scenarios Report highlights that Australia must act now to accelerate agricultural innovation to achieve productive, resilient and sustainable farming systems by 2050. It also highlights that some key challenges threaten the prosperity of Australia's farming sector including climate change, emissions reduction needs, supply chain disruptions, workforce access, changing consumer preferences, maintaining market access, and long innovation timelines. The report is a result of consultation and co-design with more than 100 industry stakeholders. It explores a range of significant trends, risks, ...
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