Roles of Governments in providing food sufficiency and developing rural economies

1 Nicola Morris , Agribusiness Executive , Tasmania ,

The Tasmanian Government has set an ambitious AgriVision 2050 target.

To see the farm gate value of Tasmanian agriculture reach $10 billion by 2050 .

This paper will review performance of the Tasmanian agricultural sector to date and then discuss how, if at all, the State Government has influenced this performance .

Leading on from this , the paper will consider the wider subject of what role a government could or should have in providing food sufficiency and developing rural economies .

Is the Government an enabler , a leader , a  producer , or indeed a derailer?


Key Words

Agricultural performance

Government role

Agrivision 205


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