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Food Security in Australia: Challenges and Prospects for the Future


Farmar-Bowers, Q and Higgins, VJ and Millar, J, Food Security in Australia: Challenges and Prospects for the Future, Springer, New York, pp. 476. ISBN 9781461444831 (2013) [Edited Book]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-4484-8


This book considers the ability and capacity of the food supply system in Australia to provide food security for the ever-increasing domestic and international population in the face of growing challenges in production, resource supply and failures within the food system itself. Although Australia is a net food exporting country, domestic food insecurity exists and will increase as food prices rise in the coming decades. An overview of the food supply system highlights the main challenges that are determining the future. Many of these challenges can be resolved by the Australian government, but others are in the hands of global governance to which Australia can only adapt. This book sheds light on the challenges and discusses the prospects for developing more sustainable and resilient future food systems in Australia. In addition, it covers food security and sovereignty issues under the heading of "food equity and access," "food production, policy and trade," and "impacts of land use planning on agriculture."

Item Details

Item Type:Edited Book
Keywords:food security, Australian agriculture, agriculture policy, resource management
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural land management
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Higgins, VJ (Associate Professor Vaughan Higgins)
ID Code:136910
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-01-22
Last Modified:2020-01-22

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