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Paddock to plate

Posted in Research by Maeztri on November 13th, 2008

This abstract was recently listed on Australian Policy Online. To see the original document visit Paddock to plate: food, farming and Victoria’s progress towards sustainability

Paddock to plate: food, farming and Victoria’s progress towards sustainability
Andrew Campbell / Australian Conservation Foundation
Posted: 28-10-2008

This study explores the future of the Victorian food and farming system in a rapidly changing and more demanding world, focusing on the period between now and 2020. It explores ideas and tries to anticipate and imagine the sorts of activities and investments that will be needed if Victoria is to equip its food and farming system to produce more healthy foods, more sustainably, in a much more difficult climate, while consuming less water, nutrients and energy. In contemplating the future, we are in a mental dance between fate and desire. We know that ‘whats coming at us will generate all sorts of possibilities and constraints. For the Victorian food system, such macro forces include the environmental, human health and policy drivers discussed below, and the basket of forces and trends that are captured under globalisation; including market forces and the progress of technology. NB This file is a large (7MB) PDF.


To read the full document visit Paddock to plate: food, farming and Victoria’s progress towards sustainability.

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