Although Australia is considered food secure, challenges such as vulnerability to climate change, increasing reliance on food imports, resource constraints, and slowing agricultural productivity growth can lead to food insecurity. Food is generally affordable and accessible; however, certain groups, such as indigenous populations and those living in remote communities, experience higher rates of food insecurity.
Areas for Improvement
There are concrete goals policy makers can work towards to improve food security in Australia:
- The Farm-Level rubric is where Australia has the most room for improvement
- Increasing the land equipped with irrigation networks and improving cereal yields would boost Australia’s Farm-Level score
- To continue achieving overall high marks on the RBI Australian policy makers should continue to work towards keeping inflation stable and food prices affordable