COVID-19 sees focus on peri urban agriculture, food security

Andrew Miller
By Andrew Miller
Updated April 8 2020 - 5:34am, first published April 6 2020 - 4:15am
FARM PLANNING: Consultant Annmaree Docking, of Plan-It Rural, Kilmore, said panic buying of food and other goods had highlighted the value of the city's peri urban farms.

The coronavirus pandemic has seen the protection of agriculture in Melbourne's outer fringe gain a new urgency, according to planning experts and small producers.

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Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Journalist

I'm a general reporter with Stock & Land, with a special interest in irrigation issues. I completed my cadetship, with the Age, in 1980. Over my career, I've worked for ABC radio news (Mt Isa, Qld) and at provincial and suburban newspapers.

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