Research Program

The Australian Farm Institute contracts approximately four major research projects to external providers each year, as well as conducting various projects internally.

The Institute's research is overseen by a Research Advisory Committee consisting of experienced senior researchers and academics. The Committee identifies strategic issues, and oversees the quality of research to ensure it is of the highest calibre and is conducted objectively.

A particular challenge the Institute faces is the identification of projects that should gain support and be implemented. A six-step process is used by the Institute, which includes an investigation of emerging farm sector issues both nationally and internationally; identification of future trends and events that are likely to bring an increased focus on specific farm-sector issues; and final approval from the Board of Directors.

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