Grower representation and its impact on the governance structure of the Australian Grains Industry
Terence C. Farrell
No 58447, 2004 Conference (48th), February 11-13, 2004, Melbourne, Australia from Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
The Australian wheat industry has changed considerably in structure and governance during the past 15 years. The most important changes have been the deregulation of the domestic market and privitisation of the former Australian Wheat Board into AWB Limited. Through these changes growers have become shareholders in the various companies. Governance of the monopolistic relationship between AWB Limited and AWB International by the Federal Minister of Agriculture and the Grains Council of Australia through the Wheat Export Authority has proved ineffective. Hence a national organisation that represents shareholders is recommended to increase grower governance of the supply chain and marketing of wheat.
Keywords: grain; marketing; infrastructure; competition; governance; Agricultural and Food Policy; Crop Production/Industries; Marketing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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