Understanding the Value of Farmers’ Markets - Phase two

Summary

Progressing a project to define the benefits and risks of farmers’ markets. The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) and the Australian Farmers’ Markets Association (AFMA) is seeking services from researchers to take stock of Australia’s farmers’ markets to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks for different stakeholder groups involved in their operations. The project should provide a useful foundation for further shaping and developing farmers’ markets in Australia and should guide future research, development and extension that could be undertaken in this area. The project will involve reviewing existing information and research as well as undertaking surveys of key stakeholder participants.

Program

National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

Garland Outcomes Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

A component to develop the strategy is funded under this project. This work is to: 1. Better understand the current positioning of farmers’ markets in Australia and future growth prospects and requirements. 2. Identify the current and potential role farmers’ markets offer key stakeholders such as consumers, farmers, food value adders and local communities. 3. Based on the current and potential role farmers’ markets offer different stakeholders, draw out the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and risks associated with this roles and what would be required for sustainable growth of farmers’ markets in Australia. 4. Identify gaps in knowledge and future research and development requirements that could play a useful role in shaping sustainable growth of farmers’ markets in Australia

Project Code

PRJ-008999

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Friday, August 16, 2013

Project Completion Date

Friday, November 8, 2013

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues

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