This report examines market opportunities for products relevant to commercial farm forestry development in Australia, ranging from hardwood and softwood sawlogs, posts, poles and pulp, to niche markets such as sandalwood, and emerging markets such as carbon and bioenergy. The report analyses existing and potential product markets into which farm forestry can supply resources, and the regions where this is most achievable. Based on this analysis market opportunities are ranked – on a region by region basis for larger scale markets, and on a national basis for smaller scale or niche markets and for emerging markets.
It has been prepared to inform investment priorities of the Joint Venture Agroforestry Program (JVAP), government and industry. It will be of interest to landholders, investors, extension providers, policy makers and the forestry and forest products industry.