The potential of the Ord River Scheme
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With virtually unlimited water and a warm predictable climate, the Ord River Scheme in far north-west Western Australia has the potential to be one of the most exciting opportunities for food and fibre production in Australia today. Many crops have tried to make use of the abundant water but just as many have failed due to the remoteness from highly competitive markets or insect pests. But will investment from Shanghai-based company Kimberly Agricultural Investment be the key to realising the full potential of the area? Host Chris Russell speaks with General Manager of Kimberly Agricultural Investment, Jim Engelke, about the crops that have been tested (and failed) in the Ord before and what KAI are doing differently. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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