Riverina Regional Study


This project will build on RIRDC’s regional studies and will undertake an assessment for the Riverina in relation to the two questions of a draft Agriculture in Regions Framework which aims to quantify and qualify the contributions that agriculture makes to regional economies and communities. These two questions are: What is the current value of agriculture and agribusiness to the Riverina? What are the facilitators and inhibitors that determine the value of agriculture? This will involve assessing agriculture in the Riverina against the 7 Capitals and Innovation areas.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

Strategic Economic Solutions Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

This project has two main objectives: 1. To develop a framework and methodology for quantifying and qualifying the contributions that agriculture makes to regional economies and communities. The framework and methodology should help understand the current situation, identify constraints and opportunities that face agriculture and detect areas where improvements (driven by industry or the region as well areas where government could play a role) could be made to optimise agriculture’s competitiveness and contribution to a region; and 2. Test and apply the proposed framework to the respective region. This testing should identify current situation of agriculture in the region and options that could be considered to improve agriculture and the region.

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Project Start Date

Monday, June 23, 2014

Project Completion Date

Friday, September 19, 2014

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues


Related publications


Agriculture in the Riverina: Value, importance and impediments to increased competitiveness