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Title: Imagining the Spatial Future of Australian Agriculture
Contributor(s): Sorensen, Anthony  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: It appears likely that Australian agriculture will be transformed hugely over the next decade driven by the same factors shaping the nation's current mining boom. Experience tells us that fast economic development is universally accompanied by rising per capita consumption of food and fibre, and demand for higher quality, more diverse and year round produce. Perched on the edge of over 40% of the world's population, living in an arc from East to South Asia, and recording GDP growth rates averaging 7% per annum, Australia's farm sector will be a major beneficiary. This furious pace of Asian development, combined with (a) rapid domestic corporatisation of the countryside, (b) substantial changes in internal policy settings affecting the farm sector, and (c) inward investment from Asian multinationals, will wreak immense changes in what is produced where and how. We conceptualise the processes at work and develop a likely downstream production scenario very different to current spatial patterns.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/DP0771418
Source of Publication: Journal of Rural and Community Development, 8(3), p. 65-81
Publisher: Brandon University
Place of Publication: Canada
ISSN: 1712-8277
Field of Research (FOR): 140202 Economic Development and Growth
160401 Economic Geography
140201 Agricultural Economics
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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