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Organic agricultural production in Australia: 2010-11 and 2015-16

Wynen, Els (2019) Organic agricultural production in Australia: 2010-11 and 2015-16. OTARE Research Paper, no. 1901. Organic Trust Australia - Research and Education, Australia.

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In 2010-11 the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) included organic agriculture in its census, which was repeated in 2015-16. In this paper the progress of the Australian organic production between those two years is tracked.
In 2015-16 the farm gate value of organic production in Australia was estimated at well over $1.1 billion, almost three times the value estimated five years earlier, in 2010-11.
By far the largest contributor to the growth in that period was beef – with an almost six-fold increase in returns since 2010-11 – due mainly to the enormous growth in organic grazing areas (covering over 90 per cent of the area under organic agriculture in 2015-16), but also partly to an increase in beef prices in the conventional market and in premiums.
However,the Australian organic sector is more than extensive grazing. There is also a more intensive agriculture with broad-acre and horticultural crops, where livestock is kept in a more intensively managed way.

EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:economic analysis; 2010-11 to 2015-16; Australia
Agrovoc keywords:
economic analysis
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Australia
Research affiliation:Australia > Other organizations
Deposited By: Wynen, Dr Els
ID Code:34532
Deposited On:25 Feb 2019 10:58
Last Modified:25 Feb 2019 10:58
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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