Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas today announced $8.4 million as part of the first tranche of the Food to Market program, with 13 key industry and regional peak bodies receiving grants to support projects that will add value to food grown and processed in Victoria.
Global Victoria has contributed an additional $2.8 million to provide export recovery support to industries impacted by disruptions as a result of the pandemic.
AUSVEG received a grant to commence a pilot in partnership with the Victorian government to investigate and trial alternative packaging and transport options. This will ensure viable export pathways remain open for broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, celery and lettuce crop producers in Victoria.
This funding will allow AUSVEG to explore new packaging and export pathways to ensure Victoria’s high-quality vegetables can continue to make their way onto dinner tables around the world.