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Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Advancing the interests of Australia and Australians internationally

Agrifood Globalisation and Asia

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Subsistence to Supermarket II Series

The transformation of Asia's traditional pattern of agricultural and food production and distribution continues unabated - from one of predominantly subsistence agriculture, into a rapidly modernising system of agribusiness, agrifood processing and distribution. Neither the Asian crisis, nor the slowing of economic growth in Japan and other parts of the region, has halted the onward movement of this historic change. 

The Subsistence to Supermarket II Series tracks the various elements contributing to this transformation of Asia's agrifood systems, and analyses Australia's participation and opportunities in the new Asian agrifood network.

Agrifood Multinational Corporations in Asia

Volume 1: Agrifood Multinational Corporations in Asia

A key driver of change in Asia's agrifood systems has been the increasing participation in Asian markets of the leading agrifood multinational corporations, primarily headquartered in North America and Western Europe, and their incorporation of Asia into their global operations. Volume I focuses on the leading North American and Western European agrifood multinational corporations.

ISBN 0-642-76909-5

Executive Summary (pdf, 47kB)
Table of Contents (pdf, 42kB)

December 2001

Price: AUD35.00 (including GST)

Changing Agrifood Distribution in Asia

Volume II: Changing Agrifood Distribution in Asia

Volume II surveys the leading North American and Western European multinational food retail and foodservice corporations, the extent of their penetration into the Asian region, and the impact on Asia's food retail and foodservice sectors. It also examines the key Asian food retail and foodservice players, and their response to these challenges.

ISBN 0-642-70823-1

Executive Summary
Executive Summary (pdf, 83kB)
Table of Contents (pdf, 41kB)

August 2002

Price: AUD35.00 (including GST)

Volume III: Asia's Agrifood Demand Trends and Outlook 2001-2010 - book cover

Volume III: Asian Agrifood Demand Trends and Outlook to 2010

Volume III analyses the key factors driving the continued growth of Asian agrifood demand, and presents modelling results of the possible size of Asian demand for major agrifood categories by 2010, based on three scenarios of future Asian economic growth (low/medium/high).

ISBN 0-9750627-5-1

Executive Summary
Executive Summary (pdf, 44kB)
Table of Contents (pdf, 26kB)

July 2004

Price: AUD35.00 (including GST)

Asia and the Agrifood Trade FrameworkOutlook 2001-2010

Volume IV: Asia and the Agrifood Trade Framework

Volume IV looks at the global agrifood trade framework, at Asian economies' agrifood trade regimes, and issues for agricultural negotiations in the new WTO Doha Round. It details the tariff and other barriers facing Australian agrifood exporters in 14 Asian economies, as well as Australia's approaches to agrifood trade negotiations and trade with the region.

ISBN 0-642-50196-3

Executive Summary
Executive Summary (pdf, 32kB)
Table of Contents (pdf, 23kB)

August 2002

Price: AUD35.00 (including GST)

Asia and the Agrifood Trade FrameworkOutlook 2001-2010

China - Asian Agrifood Megamarket

China is the second largest agrifood market in Asia (after Japan), with annual food and beverage expenditure approaching US$200 billion, and expanding fast. This booklet surveys the key drivers of change in China's agrifood demand trends, and presents the modelling results of the possible size of China's agrifood demand by 2010 for a wide range of major agrifood categories. It also looks at recent trends in Australia-China agrifood trade.

Overview (pdf, 31kB)
Table of Contents - (pdf, 25kB)

August 2004

Price: AUD20.00 (including GST)

Volume V: Asia's Agrifood Supply Trends, and Asian Agrifood Companies

Available 2005

Volume VI: Australia's Outlook and Opportunities as an Agrifood Supplier to Asia

Available 2005

Resources

Press Releases

Media Enquiries

Copies of the press release and the report are available to the media by telephoning 02 6261 1555

Sponsors

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is grateful to the many public and private sector and industry association sponsors who helped fund the DFAT Subsistence to Supermarket II Series:

Major Sponsors

Other Sponsors

Contact Details

Judith Laffan, Principal Analyst, Agrifood Research
Agriculture & Food Branch, Office of Trade Negotiations
Phone: +61 2 6261 2605   Fax: +61 2 6261 1858
Email: judith.laffan@dfat.gov.au

 

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