What trade risks and opportunities lie on our road to net zero? How do we make sure Australian agriculture makes the most of the shift to a low carbon world? How can Australian farmers capitalise on international demand for clean, green produce and not just retain but expand our export markets?
Join us on Friday, 20 November to hear the latest leading experts from National Farmers’ Federation and Australian Wool Innovation on commodity trading discuss these questions and more.
Ash Salardini, NFF Chief Economist and General Manager Trade, will discuss the broad trade implications. Angus Ireland, AWI Program Manager for Fibre Advocacy and Eco Credentials, will discuss some of the opportunities already available for sustainable producers.
Ash joined the NFF in July 2020 as the Chief Economist and General Manager Trade. Prior to joining the NFF, Ash was the Chief Economist at NSW Farmers’ Association and Government Affairs and Public Policy lead at Rabobank. In these roles, Ash has developed a passion for competition and energy policies for rural Australia. Ash grew up in Tasmania and Sydney, and studied economics and law at the University of Sydney.
Angus is the Program Manager – Fibre Advocacy and Eco Credentials for Australian Wool Innovation Limited. From the NSW tablelands, he studied Wool and Pastoral Science at the University of NSW and completed a Post Graduate Diploma of Business at Deakin University. Angus has experience in raw wool specification and management of wool research and testing operations. He has contributed to the development of automated wool sampling and testing instrumentation for characteristics including, staple length, staple strength, dark fibre, colour, diameter variability and yield.