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National Agriculture Workforce Development Plan

Author: National Farmers' Federation

Organisation: National Farmers' Federation

Published: June 2014

Country: Australia

Research type: Report

The overriding goal of this workforce development plan is to enable the agriculture sector to remain competitive by retaining and recruiting a skilled workforce. There are a host of groups involved in the education, training, skills and careers sector within the agriculture sector. In response to concerns about a lack of co-operation and coordination across these various groups, the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) facilitated the formation of the National Agribusiness Education, Skills and Labour Taskforce (NEST). The intention was to bring together key influencers in the education and training space to develop a collaborative strategy for raising awareness, interest and participation in all aspects of agriculture sector, through an industry owned, developed and endorsed model.