The third edition of Delivering Ag2030 was published. The Australian Agricultural sector is putting in efforts to ensure the agenda is delivered.
The Ag2030 goal is to establish a $100 billion industry by 2030 and the Australian Government is committed to supporting the agricultural sector.
The third edition of Delivering Ag2030 detailing the support the Australian Government will be rendering to help the agricultural sector’s ambition to become a $100 billion industry by 2030 has been published.
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the newest edition of Delivering Ag2030 outlines the strengths and achievements of the agricultural industry and the challenges ahead.
“Since the 2019–20 Budget, the government has committed over $5.5 billion in direct support for Ag2030 measures across the seven themes of the Delivering Ag2030 plan,” Minister Littleproud said.
“The third edition of the booklet highlights a number of key government achievements that have provided real, direct benefit to Australian farmers as they work towards their goal.
“Despite the challenges of the last two years, including bushfires, drought, floods, COVID-19, and global trade disruptions, the agriculture sector has grown in value.
“Australia’s farmers have shown they are resilient and pragmatic, but more needs to be done to support the agriculture sector to meet future challenges.
“The Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship package is being delivered to reward farmers for the stewardship of their land.
“Carbon and biodiversity trial projects are being run and there is a National Stewardship Trading Platform to help farmers find buyers for their carbon and biodiversity.
“And we’ve introduced legislation to create the framework for a national voluntary market for biodiversity on farms.”
Here are some interesting facts about Australia:
The Australian agricultural industry is forecast to be worth a record $83.9 billion in 2021-22 comprised of $78.4 billion farms, $3.1 billion fishery, and $2.4 billion forestry production.
Over 90 percent of daily food consumed in Australia is produced by Australian farmers.
Australian farmers grow enough food to feed 80 million people. Around 70 percent of Australian agricultural produce is exported.