Communities in Transition
for Queensland Communities
Indigenous Artist - Roel Wijnants |
Lychees - CSIRO - Science Image - 2309
Lichen & street scene - Quest Media
It's better to be different, Chapter 1: Understanding Consumer trends in The Australian Farmer Pg 16
The Australian Farmer is a digital book to enable access to information on science, technology, innovation, knowledge, productivity and profitability.
New Opportunities in New and emerging agricultural industries, 2017, 7 Coriolis Australia & Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Over the next five years, AgriFutures Australia will focus on identifying new industries with high potential. This will result in a strong alignment of research activities that address AgriFutures Australia’s legislative requirements and the government’s research priorities.
For each product:
What it is
What is driving its success?
Where is it produced in Australia?
What are the industry metrics?
Who are the pioneering Australian firms?
Who are the other key stakeholders?
Who are the competition for export markets?
How can you add value to it?
Who are the potential commercial partners?
Profiles have been developed for the following agricultural industries
MEAT: Wild Rabbit meat, Deer meat, Guinea fowl, Camel meat, Buffalo meat, Emu meat & Ostrich meat
AQUACULTURE: Silver perch, Seaweed, Marron crayfish, Redclaw crayfish, Yabby crayfish
DAIRY: Sheep milk, Buffalo milk, Camel milk
VEGETABLES: Parsnip, Chillies, Garlic, Turnip, Taro, Fennel, Okra, Bitter melon, Snake bean, Globe artichoke, Cassava, Wasabi
NUTS: Chestnuts & Hazelnuts
FRUIT: Prunes, Custard apple, Rambutan, Jackfruit, Pitaya (dragon fruit), Mangosteen, Pomegranate & Guava
COFFEE, TEA, SPICES & COCOA: Black tea, Coriander seed, Cocoa bean,
ARABLE CROPS: Chia, Amaranth & Buckwheat
OILSEEDS & VEGETABLE OILS: Flax seed/ linseed, Mutard seed, Hemp seed, Poppy seed
FIBRE: Alpaca fibre & Goat fibre
ESSENTIAL OILS: Eucalyptus oil & Lavender oil
Industry advice and information, Business Queensland
Emerging Industries, Agrifutures
AgriFutures Australia supports a number of emerging rural industries including native plants such as kakadu plum, seaweeds and native pepper, as well as newer additions to Australian agricultural flora such as quinoa, hazelnuts and coffee. Emerging animal industries including sea urchin, camel milk, game birds, working dogs, alpaca and crocodile have also received funding to support RD&E.
Cape Trib Farm, Cape Tribulation, Qld
An exotic fruit orchard with over 2500 rare tropical fruiting trees lovingly cared for by three generations of the same family. The farm runs fruit tasting tours. The orchard has 42 solar panels, ia nverter and battery bank, which supplies 85% of our electricity needs; a generator supplements the needs, running for two to three hours per day and using approximately 3 litres of diesel.
Farm Diversification Special: BABY BALES™, 2018, The Farm Table
Produce small bales for owners of small pets or gardens.
Costs and Benefits of Diversification Whole Farm Case Studies, 2002, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Sets out a series of 10 whole farm case studies from across Australia, examining the costs and benefits of diversification and documents the personal experiences of each farming family, and the lessons they have learnt through diversifying their farm business. These include:
Portee Station, SA
Squab and game processing
Forester Lodge, Tas
High value irrigated crops in an area not known for cropping
Organic farmers growing great gains in niche market, The Queensland Times
Niche industries to drive rural success, Farm Weekly
Niche and specialty crops are becoming more prevalent as croppers seeks to diversify, Farm Online National
Qld veggie grower kicking goals with niche cucumber, Queensland Country Life
Opportunity crop to pay off, Queensland Country Life
Niche sunflower seed markets in Australia, Queensland Country Life
How Indigenous tourism can help bring about reconciliation in Australia, The Conservation
Macadamia growing regions in Queensland are cracking ahead, Queensland Country Life