Detecting opportunities and challenges for Australian agricultural and rural ind


To develop a framework to guide scanning and analysis to help with foresighting and early detection of opportunities and issues. The framework will aim to identify issues or themes that are likely to positively or negatively impact rural industries over the next 1520 years. A shortlist of issues and themes that emerge from scanning and data mining using the framework will be communicated to industry, government and other research industries every 6 months.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

Queensland University of Technology

Objective Summary

To provide early detection and monitoring of opportunities and challenges that will likely impact on Australian agriculture and rural industries over the next 1520 years for industry, government and other research organisations to plan investments and identify priorities for rural industries.

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Project Start Date

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues


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