Protecting Brisbane’s foodbowl

By Stuart Armitage, Qff President
Updated December 17 2018 - 3:49am, first published 2:28am
Protecting Brisbane’s foodbowl

In 10 years, Queensland’s population is expected to increase by one million to reach almost six million people – 51 per cent of whom will live in Brisbane. Further, in 25 years the population of south-east Queensland is expected to grow by almost two million people. Queensland’s farmers are among the world’s best at growing produce for our nation and overseas markets. But to feed, clothe and grow amenity for this increasing population, we must preserve and sustainably intensify production on Queensland’s limited peri-urban agricultural land.

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