Agribusiness, Horticulture & Fishing

Agribusiness Analyst

Agribusiness analysts undertake economic or financial analysis on trends and changes within the agriculture industry.

  • Entry-level education

    Bachelor’s degree

  • Job outlook

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What does an Agribusiness Analyst do?

Agribusiness analysts undertake economic or financial analysis on trends and changes within the agriculture industry.

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Work activities

As an agribusiness analyst, you might:

  • analyse financial information to forecast business, industry or economic conditions
  • interpret data on price, yield, stability, future investment risk trends, economic influences, and other factors
  • monitor economic situations and model changes within specified agribusiness sectors
  • use various econometric modelling software and techniques to produce reports 
  • apply models of economic behaviour to areas such as crop or livestock pricing, and disease outbreaks
  • prepare technical reports and statistical charts
  • in a bank, provide financial analysis in relation to credit, loans or investments in a variety of agribusiness sectors.
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Key skills and interests

To become an agribusiness analyst, you would need:

  • the ability to analyse and research information
  • strong problem-solving skills
  • good report writing skills
  • to have a strong interest in agriculture and the environment
  • to be able to work as part of a team
  • the ability to communicate technical information to non‐technical people
  • well developed computing skills.
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Working hours and conditions

Working Hours

Agribusiness analysts typically work full time and have standard work schedules.

Conditions

Agribusiness analysts usually work in offices, and may also be required to work in the field on occasions. They usually work in a team with other agribusiness specialists.

Agribusiness analysts might work in corporate farming enterprises; banks, pastoral houses or primary producer organisations; or in roles in international agencies and government departments.

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How to become an Agribusiness Analyst?

Entry Level Education

To become an agribusiness analyst you usually have to complete a bachelor's degree in agribusiness, agriculture & resource economics, or business/economics with a major in agribusiness. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your senior secondary school certificate or equivalent. English, biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics would be appropriate subjects to study prior to university.

 

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Job outlook

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Employment of agribusiness analysts is projected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Job growth in the agricultural and agribusiness sectors generally is expected to be driven by the demand for better production and yields, stronger risk management understanding, new food products and food security.  

Agribusiness analysts will be well positioned to work in a broad range of companies looking to assist agribusiness practitioners to improve efficiencies in production and business management.

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