Discussed “Future direction for the Partnership Phase II” including, evidence based policy making to underpin the long- term objectives of the sector related to skills development, processing, breeding and logistics; and the use of the Partnership as a forum to discuss emerging issues of mutual concern.
Discussed “Global supply chains and their impact on price sensitivity” including global trends on the Indonesia- Australia cattle and beef trade and the global drivers to improve Indonesian beef industry and policies.
Discussed “Cattle breeding production systems of Australia and Indonesia” including achieving efficiencies, Indonesia’s cattle breeding ambitions, and issues to consider to maximise productivity.
Discussed “Food security in the beef and cattle sector supply chain”. The policy dialogue focused on domestic and imported live cattle, feeder cattle, slaughter cattle and breeders, and discussed the current challenges facing both countries such as price stability and the beef and cattle supply chain.
Endorsed the Partnership’s Phase 1 Strategic Framework that focussed on the sectors of breeding, processing and logistics (transport).
Agreed on “Early Harvest Program” to commence Phase 1, focusing on a skills development program for policy makers and producers to improve Indonesia’s supply chain in the cattle sector.