Saturday, June 22, 2024


Gene bank

Genetic Noah’s ark solution to saving farming future: Robert Borsak, SFF  

Whilst hoping for the best, leader of the Shooters Fishers and Farmers Party Robert Borsak MLC calls on the Government to plan for the worst in preparing for the imminent threat of Foot and Mouth Disease. “We are all hoping for the best in shielding our nation from the infection of Foot and Mouth Disease, but our governments need to plan for the worst by implementing a range of measures to protect the valuable bloodlines of our livestock industry,”: Robert Borsak. 

Foot and Mouth Disease – is the Government doing enough?

The Nationals Leader, Shadow Agriculture Minister and Member for Maranoa, the Hon David Littleproud MP has claimed the Federal Labor Government’s response last Thursday to foot and mouth disease (FMD) is inadequate and leaves Australia vulnerable. Following a briefing from the Department of Agriculture, Mr Littleproud said Labor’s new protocols to respond to the threat of FMD failed to go far enough to protect against a disease that could cost the nation almost as much as JobKeeper.

Gene bank strengthens global agricultural efforts in a changing climate

A new state of the art gene bank has been opened in Morocco by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). Gene banks play a crucial role in providing the materials required by researchers and global breeding programs to develop high yielding, resilient and climate adapted crops.