The latest from ABARES
ABARES insights into Australia’s forest fires
ABARES has released its latest Insights article: Stocktake of Fire in Australia's forests, 2011 to 2016. Principal Forest Scientist Dr Steve Read said the stocktake covers where and how often fire occurred in forests, the land tenures and forest types on which the fire occurred, and whether the fire was planned or unplanned. Released 27 May 2020
Australian agricultural trade continues despite uncertainty
The global spread of COVID-19 is making the short-term outlook for Australia’s agricultural sectors increasingly uncertain according to the ABARES Impacts of COVID-19 on Australian agriculture, forestry and fisheries trade report. Released 23 April 2020
Home-grown food security gives peace of mind during COVID-19 pandemic
The latest ABARES Insights says Australia does not have a food security problem, with Australia exporting about 70% of agricultural production and importing only about 10% of our food. Released 17 April 2020
Water allocation prices likely to remain high in the southern Murray-Darling Basin
The latest Water Market Outlook report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) indicates that water allocation prices in the southern Murray-Darling are likely to remain high in 2020-21. Released 27 March 2020.
Long-term view key to $100 billion agriculture target
Reaching the target of $100 billion in agricultural output will require industry to take a long term view, and continue to take hard choices that lift farm productivity and keep Australian exports competitive against rivals, ABARES Executive Director Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds told the 2020 ABARES Outlook Conference in Canberra today. Released 3 March 2020.
Agricultural Commodities report says farm production value holds despite bushfires and drought
The Agricultural Commodities Report – March 2020, says the value of Australian agricultural production is forecast to remain high despite bushfires and prolonged drought, with overseas demand balancing drought-related falls in farm output and incomes.
Released 3 March 2020.
Seafood production value expected to dip in 2019–20
The Australian fisheries and aquaculture outlook for 2020 says the rapid spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will likely have a significant short term impact on Australia’s seafood industry, with production value tipped to slide 12% to $2.81 billion this financial year.
Released 3 March 2020.
Crop production hit by unfavourable seasonal conditions
The Australian crop report – February 2020 edition says production prospects for summer crops in Queensland and northern New South Wales remain well below average.
Released 18 February 2020.