Organic Insights - Spring 2022
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industry change and transformation discussed at the australian organic conference
The inaugural event was conducted by Australian Organic Limited, and held at the WBrisbane from July 21-22. Almost 200 attendees from throughout Australia heard from a panel of 52 local and international speakers in 22 sessions, each of which was aligned with the theme Embracing Change and Transformation. Keynote presentations included the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Minister for Emergency Management Senator, Murray Watt, National Farmers’ Federation President, Fiona Simson and Leader of the Federal National Party, David Littleproud. Topics covered at the Brisbane event ranged from climate change to soil and biologicals, export discussions, international organic trends, sustainable packaging, market innovations and more. Professor Mark Howden, Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, said organic food production had a direct opportunity to combat climate change. As global temperatures continue to increase above long-term averages, Mr Howden said the key characteristics of organic farming and production loaned themselves to reducing net greenhouse gas emissions.
EMERGING MARKET OPPORTUNITIES, STRATEGIES TO FACE INDUSTRY CHALLENGES AND THE GROWING PROSPECTS FOR AUSTRALIA’S BURGEONING ORGANIC SECTOR WERE THE FOCUS OF INSPIRED DISCUSSION AT THE AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC CONFERENCE 2022
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