The Australian Farm Institute has joined with other leading independent agricultural organisations to form a collaborative initiative known as the Global Forum on Farm Policy and Innovation (GFFPI), to increase the sustainability of agriculture across the world.
The purpose of the collaboration is to use existing evidence and emerging research to inform dialogue that can unlock new thinking and ideas. In doing so, the organisations will increase knowledge and understanding of key gaps and opportunities to deliver better outcomes for more sustainable agriculture around the world.
The four organisations – Farm Foundation (US), Australian Farm Institute, Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute, and Forum for the Future of Agriculture (EU) – have been working together informally for the past year. Leaders from each organisation recently convened in Illinois at Farm Foundation’s offices to formalise the collaboration.
GFFPI envisions a set of shared activities for the coming year, including collaborating on shared public dialogue on trade and sustainability in 2022-23. The GFFPI partners will also seek to work with similar like-minded organisations around the world.
AFI Executive Director Richard Heath said: “Regardless of their size, structure or location, Australian farmers now work in an interdependent, world-wide system. Understanding global policy trends and how they influence our trading and operating environments has never been more important.”
“The GFFPI will further enhance the AFI’s ability to bring that global lens into our policy work and provides a unique forum through which our organisations can pursue policy and innovation which helps build sustainable farm businesses around the world.”
Source: Australian Farm Institute