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Prepping for the future of Tasmanian agriculture

Over two years, hundreds of Tasmanian farmers and food and beverage producers had their say in the TasAgFuture project; defining their motivations, their expectations and what they need to keep the state’s key industries thriving. TIA Senior Research Fellow Dr Peat Leith said the input from these stakeholders is crucial.

“There’s no single solution to improving so many diverse sectors, which is why we needed to ask Tasmanians what they need to be successful.”

The report was generated by Dr Leith and a team of researchers who conducted 100 in-depth face-to-face interviews and an online survey with over 600 respondents from all sectors of Tasmanian agriculture.

The TasAgFuture project presented an opportunity for the organisation to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of the agricultural community.

The findings in this report will help the continued joint efforts of research, government, industry and community to propel Tasmanian agriculture toward a sustainable future.

Now that the report has been released, the next step will be to bring key stakeholders together to devise some practical solutions.