Food Map and Resilience in the Australian Food Chain
FOODmap is a comprehensive comparative analysis of food distribution channels for major categories within the Australian food industry, from food producer to consumer. It summarizes the key features of a food industry that continues to undergo change, with significant opportunities and challenges at a category level.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry commissioned a study, Resilience in the Australian Food Supply in 2010, to review, build on and validate policy work undertaken by the department on food chain resilience. This was followed by a case study examining the impact of the Queensland floods of December 2010 and January 2011on the food supply chain.
The study found that to date the Australian food supply chain has demonstrated a high degree of resilience, but there are factors on both the demand and supply side of the chain that are decreasing future resilience. The study also noted a number of potential threats to the supply of food and groceries in Australia in the event of a severe emergency.