17 - 20 May 2021

Darwin, Northern Territory 

The Northern Australia Food Futures Conference is Australia’s leading conference on agricultural development in the North. 

The conference is integral in driving expansion in the north and places northern agriculture on the national agenda. Investors, politicians, industry and community stakeholders from around Australia and the world attend the Conference to explore agricultural opportunities in the north. 

The theme for the upcoming conference is Development and the Environment. The event will be critical in informing investors and policy makers on sustainability trends in the industry and the role agriculture can play in safeguarding the north’s environmental resources. Industry experts will deliver keynote speeches on the current environmental legislative framework, the future of agriculture, the environmental impact of farming and the rise in environmentally sustainable agriculture in the north.

The three day conference held in Darwin, Northern Territory will feature:

  • Over 50 speakers 
  • 6 Ministers from NT, WA, Qld, and federal politics
  • 250 participants with over 50% from private sector
  • Successful farmers from WA, NT and Qld as speakers
  • Indigenous and environment components

In addition to conference events, the program includes farm visits, industry specific workshops and an industry exhibition hall. The event will cover all agricultural sectors with a focus on new sectors that will drive development in the north such as cotton. 

The biennial NT Farmers Association Food Futures Conference is now in its 4th year and receives strong support from the governments of the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland, the National Farmers Federation, Hort Innovation, Cotton Australia and the private sector. 

Information on Food Futures 2018, 2016 and 2014 conferences can be found using the links at the bottom of the page or via the NT Farmers website


Welcome to Food Futures 2021

The Hon Nicole Manison MLA, Minister for Agribusiness and Aquaculture (Northern Territory)

The Northern Australia Food Futures Conference is a premier industry event that shapes agricultural development and promotes a clear vision for northern Australia. 

The region presents the future of agriculture in the country, with over 50% of Australia’s available irrigation water and 1.4 million ha of arable soils. The event is an excellent opportunity to hear from Territory, state and commonwealth Ministers and to understand the legislative developments that will impact Northern Australia. 

The focus of the upcoming event will be Development and the Environment, insights provided at the conference will assist investors and industry to successfully profit from agricultural development while protecting our rich environmental resources. 

The biggest strength of the event is the immense cross section of speakers and attendees who all share the common goal of developing northern Australia. The Conference is an outstanding opportunity to network and build connections with national and global industry stakeholders. 

The Northern Territory Government is a proud sponsor of the Food Futures Conference, the government is committed to supporting the growth of the agricultural industry. If you are serious about developing the north, I encourage you to attend the Food Futures Conference.

Northern Australia Food Futures Conference

Previous Conferences

Conference Website 2018

Conference Website 2016

Conference Website 2014


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