New Immigrants Improving Productivity in Australian Agriculture – Project Summary

  • Published: 5 Oct 2016

  • Author(s): Collins, Jock

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This research aims to fill a critical gap in our knowledge of the contribution of immigrant farmers and both permanent and temporary immigrant labour to the productivity of Australian agriculture.The study highlights the importance of immigrant farmers and workers to overcoming the problem of seasonal and permanent labour shortages and in the introduction of agricultural innovations and entrepreneurship. It considers economic, social and cultural factors that impact on the attraction and retention of immigrants to the agricultural sector and regional and rural Australia more generally to help inform future policy development in this area.