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Food Security: The Liverpool Plains

  • Helen Forbes-Mewett
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Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Abstract

Rarely is the global concern of food security considered in terms of developed countries. This chapter links food security to Chinese foreign direct investment in the Liverpool Plains in the New South Wales state of Australia. Known as ‘Australia’s Food Bowl’, the Liverpool Plains produces well above the national average of agricultural outputs to provide for both Australia and an expansive international market. The case-study draws on in-depth interviews with farmers in the Liverpool Plains region to provide insights to the impact of foreign direct investment on food security in Australia. The study reveals a threat to food security in Australia through Chinese acquisition of farmland for mining purposes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen Forbes-Mewett
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  1. 1.School of Social SciencesMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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