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Looking at the social licence concept through an economic lens | Nikki Dumbrell

For the Food Values Research Group’s final seminar of 2019, we are pleased to welcome Nikki Dumbrell: Looking at the social licence concept through an economic lens Nikki Dumbrell, Centre for Global Food and Resources, The University of Adelaide The term ‘social licence to operate’, introduced in natural resource dependent industries, such as mining, in the […]

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ACOLA report on Australia’s Agricultural Future

Food Values Research Group convener Professor Rachel Ankeny recently contributed to the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) report Australia’s Agricultural Future. The report was co-authored by a multi-disciplinary team of scholars from across the physical and social sciences, acknowledging the complex nature of questions concerning the future of agriculture in Australia. The report recognised that […]

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Public perceptions of agriculture: What influences consumer choice?

I was recently invited to be the keynote speaker at Hart Field Day and I’ve been asked to share my presentation. It was a great opportunity to speak to so many growers and definitely the best view I’ve ever had for a talk! Thank you to the Hart Field Day Board for giving me the opportunity to […]

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Need ‘social’ in the Food Science and Research Priority

Recently Prof Rachel Ankeny contributed to a commentary on the Science and Research Priorities announced by the Federal Government. The commentary, “Australia has a big role to play in feeding the world” published in The Conversation, offers a range of perspectives on the Food priority. In her section, Rachel highlights the need to see agriculture […]

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Sharing the Table: A Workshop Exploring Agriculture’s Social Licence to Operate

Agriculture’s ‘social licence to operate’ is based on the idea that farmers can run their businesses in a fairly free manner without extensive regulation or government controls, because their operations are based on values shared with the broader public. Originally used in the oil industry, the term is gaining traction within the agricultural sector to […]

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