The Australian agricultural sector is a world leader in providing high-quality safe food, feed and fibre for a growing global population in ever more challenging circumstances. Australian farmers have led the way in using innovative technologies to remain at the forefront of farming.
Australian agriculture is a productive, profitable, innovative industry which is recognised and valued for its significant contribution to the Australian economy and community.
A recent Deloitte Access Economics report shows that 73 per cent of the $28.2 billion of total Australian crop production, is attributable to the use of crop protection products. Imagine if more than two-thirds of the crops Australian farmers currently produce were lost every year. Importantly, this productivity means that more money is going into farmers’ pockets. $1.4 billion in income benefits has been gained by Australian farmers with access to crop biotechnology over the last 20 years.
But it’s not just money. No-till farming practices that have been made possible by innovations in plant science mean farmers are spending less time on the tractor, and more time with their families.
Find out more about the benefits of plant science.