ARC Linkage Project, Modelling policy interventions to protect Australia's food security in the face of environmental sustainability challenges

Project leader(s)

Australia’s future food security will be challenged by climate change, environmental and resource constraints. There is a need to model the potential impacts of these challenges on Australian food production in order to inform policy interventions to secure a nutritionally adequate and sustainable food supply.

This ARC Linkage project (2012-2015) will use an innovative scenario modelling approach to quantify the potential impacts of environmental challenges on Australian food availability, accessibility and affordability. Policy interventions to help meet these environmental challenges will be identified.

Jelly Beans- by oatsy40 (Flickr)

Eating ourselves and the planet to death

16 July 2018

This article was originally published by Policy Forum.

Image: rick (Flickr)

Modelling shows Australia could become food insecure

24 November 2015

Modelling suggests that we will become less food secure, with a substantially reduced capacity to export and that some of the foods which we take for granted, we will have to import in the future.

Sharon Friel

Professor Sharon Friel

Sharon joined RegNet as Professor of Health Equity in May 2014 and became Director in July 2014. She also serves as the Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the Australian National...


Dr Sarah W. James

Sarah James is a human geographer specialising in sustainable food systems and food planning. Her PhD research examined the impacts of urban encroachment on Sydney’s small-scale, culturally...

Climate, energy & the environment cluster

Climate, energy & the environment

This cluster has four broad regulatory and governance research themes: identifying obstacles and options for effective energy governance; analysing state and private governance mechanisms for mitigating climate change; examining the opportunities and constraints of the green economy in transforming infrastructure and urban development; and exploring creative regulatory solutions to transnational environmental problems.

 Society, safety and health cluster hero

Society, safety and health

The Society, Safety and Health cluster has four research themes:

  • Policy processes and the social determinants of health inequities
  • Governance for health equity
  • Food systems, nutrition and climate change
  • Regulation and governance of health care systems

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