Due to the current events occurring in the mitigation of COVID-19, the Gippsland Connect Export Program is taking a different form over the next four to six months, and in partnership with our national cluster program supporter, FIAL, Food & Fibre Gippsland is moving all activity online.
We've compiled links to a number of information sources and updates relating to COVID-19. We will continue to add and update as the situation continues to evolve.
The Board of Food & Fibre Gippsland would like to announce changes to the organisation at both a board and operational level. The changes will support growth in strategic development and expansion whilst continuing mutually successful collaborations and sector projects that are engaging industry, government, academia and community.
The fast-moving developments of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has forced the postponement of the Tenth International Spinach Conference until a more suitable date can be found. The Conference was scheduled to be held in Lakes Entrance, East Gippsland in the first week of May as part of the East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation Days (EGVID) 2020 program.
Interested in social innovation and social entrepreneurship within the Gippsland food system? Have a read of this recently published report by our Acting CEO, Dr. Nicola Watts.
The Select Committee on Temporary Migration has established an inquiry to report on the impact of temporary migration on the Australian economy, wages and jobs, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions. As temporary migration has been noted by many RDA Committees as a key contributor to regional economic development, interested parties in Gippsland are invited to make a submission.
It has been a 'Black Summer' and our partner - Food Innovation Australia Limited is offering support for impacted businesses. The Black Summer Innovation Program (BSIP) is a fund provided by FIAL designed to help small and medium businesses, who have been affected by events of national natural catastrophe or global diseases outbreaks (in 2019 or 2020).