Teach farming in schools, says NFF
FARMERS are warning that unless agriculture is added to the school curriculum, Australia will not have the expertise to keep agriculture competitive.
The National Farmers Federation says the industry also needs more cash for research and development, a stronger relationship with animal activists and a dedicated ministry of food and fibre to promote its needs. The ideas were unveiled on Thursday in the NFF's Blueprint for Australian Agriculture. Developed by farmers, the report outlines seven critical areas for shoring up the $50 billion industry as it faces threats to its competitiveness, trade access and natural resources.