The Agribusiness Supply Chain | Dr Elizabeth Jackson

Bare supermarket shelves have become a familiar sight in recent years, following a series of disruptions to the agribusiness sector.

In this episode, Jessica is joined by Dr Elizabeth Jackson, the non-executive director of Agribusiness Global Allies Limited and of Sheep Producers Australia, to discuss what we can learn from these disruptions and how they could inform opportunities for improvement in the supply chain.

She also addresses the latest figures from the United Nations stating that 1.3 billion tons of food – a third of all food produced globally – goes to waste and how consumer attitudes need to shift to address this challenge. 

Impact of COVID-19, panic buying and floods [00:58]

Mitigating risks to the supply chain [04:43]

Implementing new technologies, such as fresh fruit and vegetable industry innovations and DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) for the meat industry [07:33]

Addressing food waste: what is our responsibility as consumers? [14:59]

Dr Jackson’s research journey and challenges [22:06]

Learn more

Curtin University: Next steps for digital agriculture in Australia

AgWatchers podcast: Capturing beyond the farm gate value

Curtin University: Bachelor of Agribusiness

ICFO: Food waste by country: who’s the biggest waster?

Connect with our guest

Dr Elizabeth Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Curtin University’s School of Management and Marketing, a non-executive director of Agribusiness Global Allies Limited and of Sheep Producers Australia, and a visiting scholar at the University of London’s Royal Veterinary College.

She has particular expertise in supply chain management, procurement, distribution, food and agribusiness systems.

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