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Export Growth and Food Production

A Conversation held at The Joinery in Adelaide, on 6 August 2015, and facilitated by Dr Sandra Grimes.

Otopia's future in an export driven world? What then of the small, ethical, organic alternative?

The Conversation featured certified organic farmer Liz Clay (Baw Baw Organics) and social scientist Dr John Paull (School of Land & Food, University of Tasmania) exploring the potential impacts of farm export growth on food production, particularly for small organic farming systems.

Discussion was moderated by philosopher and historian of science Dr Alan Chalmers (University of Sydney).


Otopia's future in an export driven world - Dr John Paull on Vimeo.


Conversation hosted at The Joinery (Conservation SA).

The Joinery, Franklin Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000

Conversation Documents

Flyer for the Conversation >> PDF/Conversation/Final Flyer Conversation-2015.pdf

Presentation from the Conversation by Dr John Paull >> Paull2015.AdelaideConversation.pptx

Report of the Conversation by Dr Sandra Grimes >> PDF/Conversation/SandraGrimes-ConversationatTheJoinery-Report-20150930.pdf

Additional Documents

"Otopia" information by Dr John Paull >> PDF/Conversation/Paull2010.Otopia.pdf

"Australia China" information by Dr John Paull >> PDF/Conversation/Paull2014.GFFA.AustraliaChina.pdf

"Australian Organic Mid-Year Report 2015" >> PDF/Conversation/AO-midyear-report-small-size.pdf


Wonderful catering provided by private donors and B.-d. Farm Paris Creek, Organic to Go and The Organic Market.

Speakers were each presented with a Temple Bruer Organic wine.

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