Results from recent AgriFutures Australia stakeholder research reveals 88 per cent of people surveyed are positive about the future of Australian agriculture.
Respondents also consistently acknowledged the importance of the role that AgriFutures Australia plays for their sectors, and Australian agriculture more generally.
In total, 81% of respondents indicated that the organisation has provided leadership in technology and food production through programs such as growAG. and evokeAG. and they agreed that AgriFutures Australia provided advice and leadership on national issues across the agriculture sector.
AgriFutures Australia’s Managing Director, John Harvey said our levy payers and other stakeholders come from a range of industries, new and established, and our diverse portfolio makes it critically important to capture all feedback on how we are working with them, and the impact we are having.
“Our vision is to use the investments made in Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) to increase our producer’s knowledge and understanding. With shared knowledge we foster innovative, adaptive and valuable rural industries.
“It’s very encouraging to see the results from our levy payers. 59 per cent say the investments into research and development are practical and can be implemented on farm and 53 per cent say we have increased their professional capability and skills to better their industry.