Spotlight on food security: Australia’s role in Asia

Spotlight on Food Security: Australia’s Role in Asia

What role does Australia play in Asian food security? What role will it play in 2030?

Australia has a long, rich history of exporting agricultural products. Traditionally, Britain was the primary destination of Australia agricultural trade. Increasing demand for more, and higher-value, agricultural products, has seen opportunities open in industrialising Asia. Currently Asia takes greater than two fifths of Australia’s food exports, China being the primary market.

New research prepared for DuPont by the EIU, examines the challenges and opportunities for Australia to be an important contributor to Asian food security, while increasing the international competitiveness of its farming sector.