Agriculture - 2xEP by 2030 roadmap

Agriculture, agribusiness, food and fibre have a vibrant future in Australia. Steps can be taken to optimise energy use, innovate in supply and demand, maximise yield and increase profitability. To achieve these goals it is important to understand the farming systems within the industry and to accept that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy that could be implemented generically across firms and farms.

Producers stand to gain significantly from an energy productivity agenda, as would the entire food and fibre value chain. Whilst many farm enterprises already include processing, packing, distribution and marketing functions, a more pro-active approach by the agriculture sector can unlock further business opportunities along the value chain, up- and downstream, in areas such as waste management, transport logistics and demand side response.

working group drawn from business, government and the academic and non-government sectors has collaborated to develop the roadmap for the Agriculture industry to double energy productivity by 2030. If you're interested in this working group, please contact [email protected].

Read the 2xEP Agriculture Roadmap (PDF, 2MB)

Fuel map of factors affecting fuel consumption
(Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney)