Balancing industry needs against global competitiveness: a challenge for the Australian vegetable industry

Ariyawardana, Anoma and Collins, Ray (2013) Balancing industry needs against global competitiveness: a challenge for the Australian vegetable industry. Outlook on Agriculture, 42 3: 155-161. doi:10.5367/oa.2013.0131


Author Ariyawardana, Anoma
Collins, Ray
Title Balancing industry needs against global competitiveness: a challenge for the Australian vegetable industry
Journal name Outlook on Agriculture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0030-7270
2043-6866
Publication date 2013-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5367/oa.2013.0131
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 42
Issue 3
Start page 155
End page 161
Total pages 7
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher I P Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The Australian vegetable industry is a significant contributor to the national economy and regional development, generating employment opportunities both on-farm and along the farm-to-market chain. However, the high cost structure of the industry has negatively affected its competitiveness and production is declining, resulting in the relocation of some processing facilities to other countries and increasing imports. These outcomes threaten the future viability of the industry and impact on food-safety-conscious consumers in Australia. Thus, the aim of this paper is to review policy issues along the producer to consumer chain and discuss how key stakeholders could be affected by alternative policy options. The current context of the vegetable industry shows that Australia faces a challenge to find appropriate policy solutions to achieve global competitiveness and secure the interests of its stakeholders while at the same time adopting a market-based policy approach to its food industry.
Keyword Competitiveness
Food policy
Vegetable industry
Value chain
Australia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
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Created: Wed, 23 Oct 2013, 01:37:07 EST by Anoma Ariyawardana on behalf of School of Agriculture and Food Sciences