AUSVEG is the national industry association representing the interests of Australian vegetable and potato growers. AUSVEG is increasing its focus on exporting and is undertaking a range of export development activities aimed at increasing the export capability of the vegetable industry, providing tools and resources that help growers compete in export markets, and creating market opportunities for the industry.
Australia is internationally renowned for its clean, fresh and delicious produce, with a range of rigorous quality assurance programs and a first-rate food safety system. Vegetable growing is the fifth largest agricultural sector in Australia by value, after cattle, wheat, milk and fruit and nut.
Vegetable production accounts for over 6 per cent of the total value of Australian agricultural production, worth AUD$4 billion per annum. In the 2015–16 financial year, Australia exported 209,871 tonnes of fresh vegetables valued at AUD$226.5 million. In January 2017, the industry released the Vegetable Industry Export Strategy 2020, which targets 40% growth in vegetable exports to AUD$315 million and 310,000 tonnes by 2020.
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