The future of agriculture and food systems

Agriculture and the food system are rapidly changing all around the world. There is an interest to explore and understand potential future trends in the global agriculture and food systems, their underlying drivers and potential implications and the challenges and opportunities these might present for Australian agriculture and related policy and programs.

This project aims to build on previous modelling expertise to further develop and integrate foresight modelling tools in a coordinated fashion to explore the intersection of socioeconomic and biophysical modelling of agriculture and the food system across scales ranging from global to sub-national.

This work will assess the trade implications of a range of scenarios incorporating socioeconomic and biophysical trends and shocks to global agriculture and food systems, with a desire to explore in detail the impacts of these scenarios on Australian agriculture producers and the wider economy, as well as on the environment and public health.

This project is a collaboration between Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES) and CSIRO.

Contact Daniel Mason-D’Croz for more information.