Regional Australia has the opportunity to actively identify and participate in solutions that will transform the future. A critical component of this is empowering people in regional communities. The second National ‘Sustaining Rural Communities’ Conference will focus on the solutions to Transforming Regional Australia.
This will include identifying those ways in which people in various communities are already addressing these issues, as well as tools, technologies, infrastructure and policy changes that can be used more eff ectively.
The event will enable delegates to put their own ideas and solutions on the table and have them heard well beyond the four walls of the conference. Delegates will be able to network during and after the event with like minded people from regional communities all over Australia including a range of agricultural industries, small business, government, mining, manufacturing, fi nance, tourism, transport, science, education and health professionals. Empowering people in regional communities to actively participate is vital if we are to succeed in transforming the future of Regional Australia.
Globally, food and agriculture industries face increasing challenges to remain productive, sustainable and resilient. What is Australia's role?
The Sustainable Food Summit 2011 brings together some of food and agriculture's biggest players and leading experts in a two-day exchange of knowledge and ideas.
This event focuses on recent policy developments, with emphasis on food security and resilience and how these relate to the National Food Plan. We will seek to unpack what food security really means for Australia, and identify knowledge gaps.