The Competitiveness of Tasmanian Agriculture for 2050 White Paper sets out the Tasmanian Government’s framework for continuing to foster a competitive agricultural sector and profitable farming enterprises.
This White Paper sets a robust long-term framework for the Government to work with the agricultural sector to build on our strengths and also manage risks and respond to significant disruptions and change, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Competitiveness of Tasmania Agriculture 2050 White Paper can be found below:
Competitiveness of Tasmanian Agriculture 2050 White Paper (2Mb)
The White Paper considers the ongoing competitiveness of our state’s land-based agricultural sector in three emerging priority areas of:
Circular Economy and Value-Adding
Responsive to Change.
It also reaffirms our policy focus in the areas of:
Research and Innovation
Investing in People
Managing Risk and Biosecurity
Harnessing Natural Capital
Capitalising on our Brand
The White Paper sits under Tasmania’s Sustainable Agri-food Plan 2019-23, and beside our Growing Tasmanian Agriculture – Research, Development and Extension for 2050 White Paper, along with other government strategies across education, brand, trade, infrastructure, waste, freight, climate change and more.
These strategic documents form part of the blueprint for achieving the productivity improvements required to grow the farm gate value of Tasmania's agriculture to $10 billion by 2050.
Background - Submissions
In developing the White Paper the Tasmanian Government worked collaboratively with primary industry peak bodies and the wider agricultural and research community. In January 2020 the Competitiveness of Tasmanian Agriculture for 2050 Discussion Paper was released.
Twenty-nine submissions and confidential responses to the Discussion Paper were received from stakeholders including peak bodies, industry groups, research organisations, individuals and government agencies.
These submissions have informed the development of the White Paper. The original Discussion Paper and a summary of the public responses can be viewed below: