The Australian food system is complex and dynamic. Change can have important ramifications for regional development, employment, trade, food security and public health nutrition.
This study assesses the Australian food production system in its potential to meet future domestic nutritional requirements. Australian food intake scenarios to 2050 are compared to projections for Australian agricultural production. The study takes a systems perspective, considering the transformation of farm-gate commodities into food products as well as supply chain and kitchen losses. It also takes a nutritional perspective, being structured around the major dietary food groups.
The results are expected to be valuable for informing Australian agricultural and food policies and of interest to a broad range of stakeholders concerned about Australia’s food future.