If you are interested in the future of agriculture, the environmental impact of farming and the rise in environmentally sustainable agriculture in the north, why not consider attending the biennial Northern Australia Food Futures Conference.
Held in Darwin, this is Australia’s leading conference on agricultural development in Northern Australia. It is integral in driving expansion in the north and places northern agriculture on the national agenda.
Quadrant Australia, in conjunction with Northern Territory Farmers is offering Pre and Post Conference Technical tours to complement the conference program. These short four-day tours will cover inspections of many agricultural sectors in the Ord River Irrigation region around Kununurra on the Pre Tour and around Katherine and the Douglas Daly River region on the Post Tour. The tours will provide technical visits to a wide variety of broadacre and tropical production enterprises, with a focus on new sectors, such as cotton, that will drive development in the north.
Pre Tour Start Date – 14 May 2021
Post Tour Start Date – 21 May 2021
- Technical visits to a wide variety of broadacre and tropical production enterprises
- Exclusive return charter flight on pre-tour providing bespoke opportunity to observe Lake Argyle, Ord River irrigation country and spectacular scenery from the air
- A briefing by Kimberly Agricultural Investments-the region’s largest producer and pioneer of the new wave of cotton production
- Opportunity for one-on-one meetings with some Government and industry personnel
- The impressive and vast Lake Argyle; and the picturesque Ord River by boat
TOUR MANAGER: Ian Baker
Ian Baker has been involved in agricultural development in the NT for 40 years, initially as a fruit crops scientist in government, and for the last 30 years in agri-business as a leader of industry groups, farmer, and consultant. He has worked in agricultural development in Pakistan, Philippines,Indonesia, Fiji, Malaysia,Vietnam, China, and PNG. His interest is in the integration of markets, economics and technology to develop industries. More recently Ian has been the convener of Northern Australia Food Futures conference to frame northern agricultural development