The latest news updates about the impact of COVID19 on the Australian Ag sector.
How has COVID-19 impacted Australia's agriculture sector?
“Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted significant elements of both food supply and demand — border closures, quarantines, and restrictions are causing disruption across the entire supply chain. Despite these challenges, the pandemic has not compromised overall food security. Here in Australia, it's largely business as usual for agriculture, although some sectors have been hit.”
Fertiliser group Incitec ramps up 'vital' supply so farmers can feed Australians
“The chief executive of fertiliser and explosives maker Incitec Pivot says it is vital farmers can grow crops to feed Australians at a time of crisis, saying the company has made significant changes to ensure the ongoing supply of its products.”
Published by: The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 April 2020
March exports begin to reflect impact of COVID-19
“Amongst the speculation and uncertainty of COVID-19, total Australian red meat exports were relatively steady last month.”
Published by: Meat and Livestock Australia, 9 April 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic: China fruit imports returning to normal
“NZ Kiwifruit marketers are seeing big opportunities in China despite the impact of COVID-19.”
Primary producers urged to take a long term approach
“A constant news cycle of coronavirus woes and subsequent job cuts can quickly paint a negative picture however, one of Riverina/Murrays leading Reconstruction and Advisory Professionals says the outlook for agriculture is positive.”
Published: The Daily Advertiser, 7 April 2020
Call to integrate post-virus rebuild with land and climate repair
“COVID-19 stimulus and budget initiatives should align with investment and policies working on land, climate and economic repair, the Carbon Market Institute says.”
Published: Farm Online 20 March 2020
COVID-19 pushes beer consumption back 10 years
“The closure of restaurants and pubs, restrictions on gatherings, the cancellation of whole seasons of sport and postponing of major events around the globe, including the Tokyo Olympics, is set however to put a hole in beer demand.”
Published: The Land, 15 April 2020
Coronavirus: Poultry breeders see surge in demand for backyard chicken
"Poultry breeders have reported a spike in the number of people wanting backyard chickens for their homes in order to have their own eggs."
Published: Canberra Times, 11 April 2020