ABARES Outlook 2021: Agriculture conference to commence this week

The ABARES Outlook 2021 will be held as a virtual conference for the first time beginning from the 2 to the 5 of March. With over 1200 delegates registered, the conference will focus on navigating the challenges and opportunities for Australia’s growing agriculture sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will see industry-leading experts come together to share information and network with sessions across different industries such as food, fibre, fisheries and forestry being held. Broader topics such as deglobalisation, biosecurity and trade will also be discussed.

The opening of the ABARES Outlook 2021 will see David Littleproud, Agriculture minister and Jared Greenville, ABARES acting executive director give opening statements.

“The ABARES team is very excited about this year’s Outlook and we look forward to hearing everyone’s ideas on how we continue growing Australian agriculture in these uncertain times,” said Greenville. “With a boom winter crop, agricultural production is bouncing back from drought and defying a pandemic, but there are a number of challenges, not least of which are global instability and emerging Asia.”

With the event being held almost a year to date when COVID-19 reached Australia, Greenville sees ABARES 2021 as significant opportunity to share different views on Australia’s responses and recovery within the agriculture sector.

“Australian agriculture has a history of resilience, adaption and innovation. We have the fundamentals in place, but we cannot be complacent,” said Greenville.

Further information on the event can be found here.

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