Areas of Activity
The Asian Agribusiness Research Centre's major activities are in four areas:
- Information dissemination
- Service and consultancy
- Agribusiness education
The AARC conducts research related to the production, competitiveness, trade, consumption, supply of and demand for major agricultural products in Asian countries which are east of Afghanistan and which are, or may become, important markets for Australia.
It also investigates institutional issues and driving forces that exist in those countries and may have an impact on the performance of Australia's agricultural trade with them. Research findings are made available to government decision-making bodies and are used to promote the production and export of Australia's products.
The AARC aims to keep the local agribusiness community up-to-date on trends and developments in Asian agribusiness and related matters through the media, such as newspapers, journals and radio. It also provides information arising from its research activities to the public.
The AARC organises business seminars and workshops to help members of the local business community to develop an understanding of Asian cultures, markets and ways to do business with their Asian counterparts. The AARC also provides liaison and other services to help this community to explore opportunities in the Asian market.
The AARC assists the staff and students of the University's School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences in their interactions with Asian colleagues by organising visits to the markets of Asian countries and by helping Asian colleagues to organise visits to Australian agricultural enterprises and to the University's Orange campus for academic activities.