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Home | Media Releases DAFF05/129WT - 14 May 2005

Third crop of export market development trainees

Another 30 young Australians have been chosen to take part in the Australian Government's highly-successful Export Market Development Training Course, Australian Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Warren Truss announced today.

The training course - in Sydney from 16-20 May 2005 - is designed to improve participants' understanding of the international marketplace and provides an insight into what it takes to be a successful agribusiness exporter.

This is the third export market course the Howard/Anderson Government has delivered as part of its popular Young People in Rural Industries Program - a commitment to encouraging young rural people to become more involved in industry leadership and decision-making.

Mr Truss said trade is crucial to the long-term prosperity and viability of Australia's rural industries.

"As the sector's future leaders and decision-makers, our young people need a good understanding of the export environment.

"Australian farmers export two-thirds of everything they produce and, as young people represent more than a third of all people working in our primary industries, it is vital to give them every opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge.

"The course gives participants an insight into how international markets operate and provides them with the skills to develop export plans for their enterprises and implement the strategies needed to run a successful export business," Mr Truss said.

The five-day intensive course involves a series of presentations, workshops and field visits, and features expert presenters from the agribusiness export sector, Austrade, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and the Australian Institute of Export.

Mr Truss said that many high-calibre applications were received for places on the course.

"The broad range of skills, experience and involvement of applicants reflects the vibrant nature and high standard of young people in rural industries," he said.

Mr Truss also reminded young rural women and men about the many opportunities available to them under the Young People in Rural Industries Program.

For more information on the Young People in Rural Industries Program, or to be added

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to a notification list for upcoming opportunities, visit www.daff.gov.au/youngleaders.

The attachment contains information on the 30 participants undertaking the Export Market Development Training Course, including contact details.

Further media inquiries:

Minister Truss' office: Kylie Butler - 02 6277 7520 or 0417 652 488

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