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From Paddock to Plate: WA’s potential in agriculture and agribusiness

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The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre invites you to the launch of the first report in the Focus on Industry report series – a new research program that focuses on specific Industry Insights. This report will address a key issue facing Western Australia, agriculture and agribusiness in WA.

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Agribusiness has historically been an important industry for the Australian and WA economies. As businesses, investors and the government look for new sources of growth and prosperity in the midst of a declining mining sector, even greater attention is now being placed on the industry.

Date
Friday 23 September 2016
Time
7.15am - 9.00am
Venue
The Hyatt, Grand Ballroom, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Cost
There is no charge to attend this event, but registrations are essential
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In this report, we explore if WA is positioned to take advantage of the unique opportunity presented by the increasing global demand for high quality, secure food produce. In doing so, we analyse the contribution of agribusiness to the WA economy, and assess our natural endowments, and innovative and productivity capabilities to meet increased global demand. The report highlights the key challenges, risks and policy issues requiring attention to ensure that WA agribusiness secures its place at the global dinner table.

 

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About the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University. The Centre was established in 2012 through the generous support from Bankwest (a division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia), with a core mission to examine the key economic and social policy issues that contribute to the sustainability of Western Australia and the wellbeing of WA households. For information, please visit the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre website.