Opportunities in the sector are provided by the importance of food security globally and by higher demand for food in expanding markets, such as the Asia Pacific region.
Climate change and soil degradation are factors that agricultural producers will increasingly have to deal with. There are opportunities for adapting to the impacts of changed weather patterns through improved farming technologies and practices.
Agriculture is an important part of the Australian economy and is a net exporter sector. Opportunities to increase market access can extend beyond free trade agreements, through the building of brand awareness of Australia as a globally recognised producer of safe, clean food and fibre products.
Source: Skills Impact Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Industry Sector Skills Forecast and Proposed Schedule of Work 2017–2020