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Investing in agriculture’s future: CPD case studies report | DISCUSSION PAPER | September 2013

CPD case studies inform sustainable food summit Public policy think tank Global Access Partners holds its annual growth summit each September in the Parliament House of a hosting state for a select audience of...

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The Greens Caring for our soil | 30 August 2013

Investing in a soil health strategy… A new initiative from The Greens aims to protect Australia’s agricultural productivity from soil degradation. ‘Caring for our soil. Investing in a soil health strategy’ outlines their plans on...


The Greens food plan draws on CPD research

‘Our Food Our Future: The Greens Plan for Australia’s Food Security’ Greens leader Christine Milne launched ‘Our Food Future’ last week with an online discussion answering questions live. Viewers were able to post questions in a...

ABC Environment Online, 11 February 2013

Food boom will be no mining boom CPD’s Sutainable Economy research director Laura Eadie responded to recent pronouncements from both government and opposition, on making Australia into Asia’s ‘food bowl’, with an opinion editorial,...

CPD Sustainable Economy Research Director Laura Eadie

Farming smarter, not harder | Presentation for Parlt House launch

Please find Laura’s presentation below Farming smarter, not harder—presentation for launch from centrepolicydev

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National Sustainable Food Summit webinar | Online

CPD input to food industry thinking Replay Laura Eadie’s webinar here Check out the 2013 National Sustainable Food Summit here CPD Research Director Laura Eadie presented an online webinar to the 3 Pillars knowledge...

Infographic by Robin Burton for CPD, illustrates Farming Smarter, Not Harder data

Sustainable agriculture | CPD infographic

Pictures speak a thousand words… Infographic by Robin Burton for CPD, illustrates Farming Smarter, Not Harder report data.  More extreme weather will threaten Australia’s food security, if sustainable practices are not adopted. Access Farming...

Mrs Brain and the Diversification Farmer of the Year

Farming Smarter, Not Harder | Quotes in support

Farming Smarter, Not Harder has received endorsement and support from a wide range of people and organisations The launch of Farming Smarter Not Harder was co-hosted by Labor MP Janelle Saffin, Liberal Senator for...

Ross Gittins, SMH

Food boom with a twist turns screws on farmers | Ross Gittins | Sydney Morning Herald, 7 Nov

SMH Economics Editor questions Asian Century White Paper optimism in light of CPD’s Farming Smarter… and other sources warning of environmental hazards Gittins surveys the Asian landscape and finds that rising Asian populations and...

Reward farmers for land management, report urges | The Australian, 1 Nov

Sue Neales reports on the CPD report, Farming Smarter, Not Harder Neales emphasised report recommendations for greater government support to encourage sustainable practices. Report author Laura Eadie was interviewed for the article. FARMERS should...