Food, Agriculture and Hospitality Committee (FAHC)
Australian food and fibre exports were worth A$45 billion in 2015–16, with nine of the top 10 destination markets (around 60 per cent of exports) in Asia. According to the OECD Development Centre, the number of middle-class consumers in the Asia-Pacific region is forecast to grow to approximately 3.2 billion (66 per cent of the world’s total) by 2030.
Australia’s proximity to Asia and reputation as a safe and reliable source of quality produce and premium products ensure the country is well placed to capitalise on this growth.
The committee meets on a regular basis and welcomes new members.
FAHC Chair: Tim Barnstable, Murray Goulburn
FAHC Vice-Chair: Sally Townsend, Jeroboam