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TasAgFuture: Final Research Report and Discussion Paper


Leith, P and Garcia Imhof, C and Kumar, S and Adhikari, R and Baker, C and Cumbo, B and Evans, K, TasAgFuture: Final Research Report and Discussion Paper, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2019) [Contract Report]

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Aspirations in Food and Agriculture (TasAgFuture) was funded by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) to serve four broad goals:

  1. To better understand diversity of farmers and food manufacturers in their own terms.
  2. To help define agrifood goals for the state in broad terms, and how TIA can work with others to achieve these goals.
  3. To inform TIA’s strategic direction based on sound evidence and analysis.
  4. To inform setting of priorities and policy across the Tasmanian agrifood sector.

TIA’s leadership commissioned this research in recognition of the importance of occasionally stepping back and taking a big picture view of the agriculture and food sectors that TIA serves. Rather than do this through an analysis of existing data, TIA wanted to hear directly from its key constituents – people working in Tasmania’s food and agriculture sectors. TIA did not seek external funding as it wanted the work to focus on Tasmania’s agrifood sector as a whole.

The research lays a foundation for focused discussions about options, opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing and evolving sector. It lays important foundations for informed discussions that can link directions for Research, Develop and Extension (RD&E) with education, policy and industry priorities.

Item Details

Item Type:Contract Report
Keywords:Tasmania, agriculture, goals, policy, future. directions, capacity, innovation
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology and social studies of science and technology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Leith, P (Dr Peat Leith)
UTAS Author:Garcia Imhof, C (Mrs Carolina Garcia Imhof)
UTAS Author:Kumar, S (Ms Saideepa Kumar)
UTAS Author:Adhikari, R (Dr Rajendra Adhikari)
UTAS Author:Baker, C (Ms Claire Baker)
UTAS Author:Cumbo, B (Miss Bronwyn Cumbo)
UTAS Author:Evans, K (Associate Professor Katherine Evans)
ID Code:139319
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2020-06-09
Last Modified:2020-06-18

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