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New controlled-atmosphere tech shown to double the shelf life of sea-freighted fresh veg could give Australia’s horticulture exporters an edge amid pandemic-fuelled air-freight price hikes.
Boosting water and energy efficiency and cutting waste are just some of the opportunities identified in HIA’s new Horticulture Sustainability Framework, developed with extensive input from sector stakeholders.
National fruit and veg wholesaler Perfection Fresh has acquired a major table grapes operation as part of an ongoing push to diversify.
CRC industry partner Costa Group has diversified its business further by acquiring Queensland citrus-growing company 2PH Farms.
The HIA-sponsored exporter award at Hort Connections’ 2021 went to Queensland vegie grower Steven Moffat, who’s been direct-selling Moffat products into overseas markets since 2015.
Ensuring Asian-market access to Northern Australia’s premium perishable produce could be worth $5.6b p.a. in revenue to Queensland alone. So the CRC for Developing Northern Australia is keen to get it right.