$3m for vegie industry longterm development & prosperity
A new group chaired by Tasmanian Richard Bovill, organiser of the Fair Dinkum Foods Campaign, will draw together experience and expertise in the farming, retail, processing and wholesale/export sectors with:
The group has received $3m Federal Government funding under the Industry Partnerships Program. The new Australian Vegetable Industry Development Group (AVIDG) includes:
“AVIDG will help to focus these projects on industry expectations. Along with the Australian Government injection of $3m, the projects will receive support from the national vegetable levy,” said Peter McGauran, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
The first project, developing a strategic plan for the industry, is underway. There will be a draft presented at the Australian Vegetable Industry Conference on 10-12 May to attract industry comment.