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Published: 10 Apr 2018

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Tasmania’s agrifood businesses are talking with Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture researchers about their goals and challenges, in an effort to define the future needs and aspirations of the sector.

TIA’s TasAgFuture project is asking ‘Where is Tasmania’s agrifood sector going and how do we get there?’. The project aims to shape the future of Tasmania's agriculture and food research, development and extension (RD&E), and inform policy.

“Our team of four social researchers is over halfway through 100 in-depth interviews (March 2018) with a wide range of food producers and processors across Tasmania. We’re asking about their environmental, social and economic goals and factors that are hindering and helping them to survive or thrive in a competitive market,” project lead Dr Peat Leith said.

“We have selected a diverse sample of food producers and processors to represent the different types and sizes of Tasmanian agrifood businesses, including voices that are often missing or not heard.

“We want to get a really good understanding of where agribusinesses across the whole sector are heading, and how they plan to get there, amidst the technological, climatic and geopolitical disruptions we’re experiencing.”

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Read more about the TasAgFuture project