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Innovative Food Logistics - The Dutch Experience

Farm Writers Lunch - Friday April 27

Last month the Prime Minister launched a discussion about agriculture’s ability to be Australia’s next $100 billion industry. But how do we get there?

To do so, we need a step change in our thinking about agriculture, the way we grow food and how we move it from the paddock to the plate.

We don’t, however, need to reinvent the wheel – the Netherlands, an area one-tenth the size of New South Wales, is the world’s second-ranked exporter (by value) of exported fresh food.  If a country with a population density of 500 people per square kilometre can grow food of such high value, why can’t Australia?

You are invited to hear the Netherlands’ Consul-General in Sydney, Frank van Beuningen, talk about the way the Netherlands is leading the world in the production of high value, fresh produce and how it has developed innovative solutions to move food efficiently from the paddock, or greenhouse, to plates all around the world. As we develop the Western Sydney Airport and consider the concept of a Fresh Food Precinct or ‘AgriPort’, what lessons can Australia learn from this Sydney-basin sized country which we can adapt here so we can become the world’s food bowl for the future? 


Join us to hear the story of the career journey of one of Australia’s leaders in agriculture and to mingle with other established leaders or leaders-in-the-making.
Date: Friday 27 April 2018
Time: 12pm for 12:30pm
Venue: Grace Hotel, York St Sydney
Cost: $80 Members, $100 Non-Members
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Welcome to Farm Writers

The Farm Writers' Association of NSW was established in 1966 as the Farm Writers' and Broadcasters' Society of NSW.

Its aim is to foster communication about and promote the interests of rural Australia in general and the NSW farm sector in particular.

Farm Writers plays an important role in helping to strengthen links and understanding between the rural sector and the wider Australian community.

Regular forums held in Sydney provide a unique and respected platform for industry leaders, expert commentators, entrepreneurs and activists to communicate with a wide range of audiences and influencers.

The Association also provides a forum for rural journalists and other agri-communicators to discuss rural industry developments and issues in a networking environment with people involved in farming, food and fibre processing, marketing, regulation, and rural politics.

Farm Writers invites you to join us at our monthly lunch seminars and at Agribuzz, our quarterly evening networking functions.

Speaker presentations 

Monday December 11: Our Patron, the Hon. Niall Blair MLC, Minister for Primary Industries hosted the 2017 NSW Farmer of the Year at the Farm Writers Association of NSW Christmas Lunch held at Parliament House. The video of the Ministers speech can be viewed below.

Prior speakers can be accessed via the Speakers Archives link and are on our YouTube channel.



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