Agribusiness

Agribusiness encapsulates all aspects of agricultural production including livestock, horticulture and forestry, commercial fishing (including aquaculture) and bush medicine and foods.

The agribusiness support industries supply agrichemicals, farm machinery, fencing, irrigation equipment and seeds. Support industries also provide services such as research activities, breeding, manufacturing, packaging and product distribution.

Improving access to productive land and strategically managing critical inputs, such as water and infrastructure, are critical to the agribusiness sector and are addressed in the section - actions that impact multiple sectors.

There are also industry specific actions intended to improve agribusiness supply chains, increase the resilience of the agribusiness workforce, and enable agribusiness operators to capitalise on emerging technologies.

High level action Measure Lead / partners Lever
Investigate opportunities to develop Katherine as an agribusiness logistics hub Feasibility study completed NT Govt (NTG)
Industry
Capital
Support investment in technology that improves productivity Improved productivity Industry
NTG
Connectivity
Increase the profitability and performance of the pastoral, horticultural and aquaculture sectors through research and development into supply chains between producers and consumers Greater economic output NTG
Industry
Capital
Identify priority supply chains through the Territory wide Logistics Master Plan and co-design a 10-year planning program in the 10 Year Infrastructure Plan Priority supply chains identified
10-year development program implemented
Industry
NTG
Capital
Continue to lobby the Australian Government for special working and immigration visa categories to attract and retain overseas skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers Overseas workers fill labour force gaps Industry
NTG
Aust Govt
People
Explore the commercial potential for bush foods and medicine as a niche regional growth sector Concept and business case developed NTG
Industry
Land councils
Enterprise and innovation
Last updated: 05 Jun 2017