Advanced Vegetable Processing facility to add value to surplus Gippsland produce

CRC food cluster participant Food & Fibre Gippsland has applied the European Union model of Smart Specialisation to undertake feasibility and technical studies for a recycling facility to valorise waste streams from the $7 billion Gippsland sector.

“In an increasingly resource-scarce environment, our communities expect food and fibre production systems to minimise waste and efficiently utilise the primary produce sustaining global populations,” says Food & Fibre Gippsland CEO Nicola Pero. “Despite this expectation and the best efforts of producers, a third of all food remains as global waste.

“Victoria’s provenance-rich region of Gippsland, through a three-year multi-stakeholder partnership, has been collaborating on a financially, societally and environmentally attractive solution: regional establishment of an Advanced Vegetable Processing facility (AVP) to utilise non-consumed fractions, value-adding to regional produce,” Pero says.

With investment logic mapping completed and an Investor Prospectus now available, Food & Fibre Gippsland invites interested parties to engage in this circular-economy initiative.

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Source: Food & Fibre Gippsland