Fightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together is a new ABC documentary featuring local heroes showing why co-operative farming could be a solution for modern agriculture and its communities – available on ABC iview.
The story of small Australian family farmers and fishers facing the challenge of a lifetime. Long cherished as the backbone of a nation and the heart of local communities, over time Australia’s family farms have been disappearing. But the fightback is on. David is taking on Goliath. Farmers and fishers are banding together in a modern take on an old way of working together – the co-operative.
In Fightback Farmers: Feeding Australia Together we meet resilient dairy farmers in Victoria’s Alpine region trying to come back from the brink of financial disaster following the collapse of Australia’s largest dairy processor, brave lobster fishermen on South Australia’s Limestone Coast going global in the wake of a devastating trade crisis and the corporatisation of the industry and the Victorian country town and its co-operative who through innovation and resilience survived to build back better in the wake of an industry collapse.