The Fresh and Secure Trade Alliance program, to be led by Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and delivered by Hort Innovation, will ‘protect and grow’ Australia’s horticultural exports.
The Western Australian Government’s new guide to the state’s viticultural regions includes wine composition and provenance data from FFS-backed research conducted by scientists at Murdoch University’s world-leading ANPC.
The Australian Government’s fast-tracked review of supply chains and freight should include re-thinking road and rail transport, says FFS partner NSW Farmers.
Tech-enabled solutions that streamline supply chains and curb food loss en route from farm to fork boost sustainability and food securiity, says Morris Guest, Australian operations lead for global logistics firm Lineage.
Leading Australian grower and FFS partner Costa Group will introduce blueberry varieties trialled in Far North Queensland to boost counter-seasonal berry production in Zimbabwe, which has a similar climate and latitude.
The federal government has extended the International Freight Assistance Mechanism until June 2022, helping Australia’s fresh-food exporters deliver goods into markets globally.
Australian plant-based meat product company v2food, a joint venture between CSIRO, Main Sequence Ventures and Hungry Jack’s franchisee Jack Cowin, has expanded its export reach into China. The company is now valued at more than half a billion dollars.
Aided by Austrade, Dandenong, Victoria-based manufacturer Made Group has cracked the sophisticated and competitive Japanese beverage markets with its range of cold-pressed juices.
Despite reductions in export revenue, Australia’s supplements sector expanded during the pandemic, with firms pivoting to immunity products and finding new export markets.
Four big trends are fuelling beverage innovation across the APAC region, and they’ve only been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.