CSIRO is home to global expertise in agriculture and food science. We work closely with these experts to provide economic analysis to value growth opportunities, examine key enabling science and technology investments, and help create a growth oriented, high value-adding and resilient Australian food and agribusiness industry.

Opportunities for Food and Agribusiness Report

This report provides an economic valuation of the full range of opportunities identified in the 2017 CSIRO Food and Agribusiness Roadmap.

Growth opportunities for Australian food and agribusiness: Economic analysis and market sizing

CSIRO Futures has valued the full range of opportunities identified in the 2017 Food and Agribusiness Roadmap. This new economic analysis provides an update on the sector's opportunities as well as their potential market size.

Harnessing the opportunities

Growth in the sector will require continued innovation and investment by all players in the food industry. The 2017 Roadmap outlined five key growth enablers:

  • Traceability and provenance
  • Food safety and biosecurity
  • Market intelligence and access
  • Collaboration and knowledge sharing
  • Skills

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Cover of the Food and Agribusiness Roadmap report

CSIRO Futures worked with industry and researchers to identify major growth opportunities and what the food and agribusiness sector needs to do to achieve them.

Food and Agribusiness Roadmap: A Roadmap for unlocking value adding growth opportunities for Australia

Over the next 20 years, Australia’s food and agriculture sector has the potential to strengthen its position as a small but significant exporter of sustainable, authentic, healthy, high quality and consistent products. This Roadmap seeks to support Australian food and agribusiness in its transition to a collaborative, growth oriented, high value-adding and clearly differentiated sector. This is laid out by discussing current and emerging trends, ascertaining market opportunities and challenges, and identifying key science, technology and business enablers.

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Australia's Biosecurity Future report cover

The report uses strategic foresight to identify major biosecurity trends and risks that Australia may need to respond to over the next 20-30 years.

Australia's Biosecurity Future — Preparing for future biological challenges

The report — Australia’s Biosecurity Future: preparing for future biological challenges — uses strategic foresight to identify major biosecurity trends and risks that Australia may need to respond to over the next 20-30 years. The report identifies five biosecurity megatrends and twelve potential megashocks across Australia’s plant and animal industries, marine, environment and human health. These megashocks highlight the broad ranging risks that a strong biosecurity system must be prepared for across the domains of human, animal and plant health.

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