Australian Environmental Management | 2012 Volume 2

Farming smarter, not harderJohn Burnett - Qld beef farmer

Laura Eadie, CPD’s sustainable economy research director composed a piece from Farming Smarter, Not Harder for last years Australian Environmental Management -The Green Building Guide magazine. Farming Smarter, Not Harder was is a report on the future of Australian agriculture in the context of rising global demand, resource scarcity, and environmental pressures.

“If climate change or resource constraints become severe, land use planning and competition policy should prepare for impacts on food production. There is a strong risk management argument for protecting the most productive land and ensuring diverse food supply chains.”

“Acting early to prepare for rising resource costs and climate change will help Australia sustain a flourishing agricultural economy over the long term.”

Read the magazine at Australian Environmental Management (pages 3-5)

Learn more about Farming Smarter, Not Harder