of China Australia Food Security Cooperation Initiative (CAFSCI)

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Dairy progression through cooperation

Overview of Project

Following on report written for the Victorian Government by Scott Barnett & Associates on Opportunities for Chinese Investors in the Victorian Dairy Industry, SBA and Carlisle Partners identified the need for Australian producers to integrate into the Chinese value add stream that Chinese investors are able to provide. The goal is to align undercapitalised Australian agricultural producers and processors with Chinese co-investors who are able to also provide distribution channels and/or end markets in China. The project's aim to to deliver high margin markets for Australian agricultural producers and processors while providing Chinese market with farm to plate traceability product that meet the 3 S criteria (Safety, Security, Status)

Key Outcomes of Project

Specific outcomes are commercial-in-confidence at this stage. In general terms outcomes so far: 1. Identified Australia's Bio-security status enables Australia to be an entry point for the world's animal genetics to China 2. Chinese investment can act as a catalyst to provide cohesion to the fragmented value chain in Australia and to its export markets 3. The vertical integration of many Chinese agribusiness companies provide a distribution channel for Australian input suppliers into China (e.g. Chinese coin vestment in animal genetics business provides access for Australian genetics to the much larger scale Chinese market

Project Dates

01 Apr 2013 - 01 Jun 2015


Scott Barnett & Associates
Carlisle Partners


Scott Barnett
John Allen