Overview of the performance framework

​The department had two planned outcomes and 15 programs in 2012–13, as set out in Table 1. There were no changes to this structure during the year.

Our divisions worked individually and together to deliver planned outcomes. Our corporate divisions contributed to departmental performance and support for the minister and parliamentary secretary through enabling activities, which are reported on in Part 2: Overview and Part 4: Management and accountability.

Table 1 Outcomes and programs in 2012–13

Outcome 1

More sustainable, productive, internationally competitive and profitable Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries through policies and initiatives that promote better resource management practices, innovation, self-reliance and improved access to international markets.


  1. 1.1 Tackling climate change
  2. 1.2 Sustainable management—natural resources
  3. 1.3 Forestry industry
  4. 1.4 Fishing industry
  5. 1.5 Horticulture industry
  6. 1.6 Wool industry
  7. 1.7 Grains industry
  8. 1.8 Dairy industry
  9. 1.9 Meat and livestock industry
  10. 1.10 Agricultural resources
  11. 1.11 Drought programs
  12. 1.12 Rural programs
  13. 1.13 International market access

Outcome 2

Safeguard Australia’s animal and plant health status to maintain overseas markets and protect the economy and environment from the impact of exotic pests and diseases, through risk assessment, inspection and certification, and the implementation of emergency response arrangements for Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries.


  1. 2.1 Quarantine and export services
  2. 2.2 Plant and animal health

Our performance

The sections that follow report on our performance against the key performance indicators set out in the Portfolio budget statements 2012–13.

The report for each program provides a narrative review of our progress toward achieving program objectives, as well as tables showing our performance against targets for specified key performance indicators.

picture of an alpaca farmer at Braidwood in New South Wales  

Our people: This picture of an alpaca farmer at Braidwood in New South Wales was the winning image in the Our People category of the 2013 DAFF Photo Competition.

Photo: Lawrence Gardner

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Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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