ABARES conference starts next week | farm online


Producers, experts, agricultural industry representatives and government officials from Australia and overseas will attend the Australian Bureau of Economics and Science’s 2022 Outlook Conference next week. agriculture and resources.

ABARES Executive Director Jared Greenville said the event – the 52nd and second held virtually – will explore the growth of agriculture through innovation and sustainability, national and global agricultural perspectives as well as issues labor market, key products, water markets and sustainability.

“The goal of this year’s conference is to open a conversation about the opportunities for a sector emerging from the pandemic into center stage,” said Dr Greenville.

“It’s a sector that is also looking to meet growing consumer and market expectations for sustainability.

“We project that the number of consumers in high-income countries will triple by 2050. That’s about three billion more high-income consumers.

“If the agriculture sector can build on its recent success and continue to make smart investments, Australian farmers, fishers and foresters have a bright future ahead of them.

“We have an impressive list of speakers, and we’ve been really energized by the response – over 1800 people have registered to attend so far.”


ABARES Outlook will be opened by the Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud.

Confirmed speakers include Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Secretary-General Mathias Cormann; Minister of Resources and Water, Keith Pitt; Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Dan Tehan; Special Representative for Australian Agriculture, Su McCluskey; Julie Shuttleworth, CEO of Fortescue Future Industries, and many more.

Key forecast releases will be released during the week of the conference, including the March 2022 Quarter Australian Crop and Agricultural Commodities Reports.

The 2022 Science and Innovation Awards Showcase on Thursday, March 3 will also be a highlight.

“Having the conference online provides a great opportunity to reach a wider audience from across Australia and around the world,” said Dr Greenville.

Registration for Outlook 2022 is open until February 25 COB. Visit https://www.awe.gov.au/abares/outlook.

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