Not just a labour shortage: agricultural skills in demand

The news of Australia’s agricultural labour shortage crisis due to COVID-19 travel restrictions has made headlines over the last couple of months. But what is often not mentioned is that it is not just a labour shortage plaguing Australia’s farmers, but also a skill shortage. While picking and packing fruit …

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Australian food and agribusiness set to soar: how employers can prepare

Despite the challenges that 2020 has dealt Australia’s food and agribusiness sector (F&A), including devastating bushfires, drought, a pandemic and now the subsequent recession, it shows no sign of stunted growth. In fact, a report released last month has revealed that the contribution of Australia’s F&A sector to Australian annual …

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How Australian winemakers can adapt to climate change

With climate change becoming an increasing issue, winemakers are being forced to adopt new measures to combat the hotter, drier weather Australia is facing. Over the last century, the county’s climate has warmed by 1℃, rainfall is less, there are hotter summers, longer heatwaves and bushfires occurring more frequently. All …

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