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SHOWING THE NEXT GENERATION WHAT A CAREER IN FOOD & FIBRE COULD BE

  June 3rd, 2019

Forty Gippsland primary school students enjoyed an immersive learning experience last week (Thursday 31 May), thanks to the GippyAg program, managed by Food & Fibre Gippsland and CQ University.

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The Rewards of Awards

  May 25th, 2019

A $15,000 scholarship to be part of an international agribusiness tour with KPMG that will provide unique insights into emerging technologies and a $10,000 TRAIL Leadership course with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation are the two major prizes for the Food & Fibre Gippsland Agribusiness of the Year and the Commonwealth Bank Young Agribusiness of the Year in the 2019 Excellence in Agribusiness Awards.

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GIPPSLAND PRODUCERS SHINE AT AUSVEG VICTORIA AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

  May 9th, 2019

For Gippsland to be rich in quality food & fibre produce, it is also rich in talented people, and three of the horticulture industry’s finest were recognised for their hard work and commitment to the sector at the AUSVEG VIC Awards held recently in Melbourne.

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Fighting Food Waste a Hot topic for Gippslanders

  May 8th, 2019

Victoria currently holds the rather unenviable title of the highest level of on-farm losses from vegetable production and is runner up to Queensland in losses calculated from fruits, nuts and wine grape production. Just over 250,000 tonnes of vegetables, and close to 50,000 tonnes of fruit, nuts and wine grapes are classified as food waste per annum, which can be driven by a number of factors, including weather, market conditions, food safety scares, buyer quality standards, labor shortages, surplus to requirements, and no longer ‘fresh’.

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IMPORTANT DISCUSSION PAPER RELEASED FOR GIPPSLAND FOOD & FIBRE SECTOR

  April 11th, 2019

The Food and Fibre Sector in Gippsland has been identified by government and stakeholders as a future priority industry, and in a report released this week, the delivery of six capability platforms has been earmarked as a vital component in achieving aspirational growth targets in the region...

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GLOBAL INSIGHTS AND EXCLUSIVE ACCESS ON OFFER FOR GIPPSLAND AGRIBUSINESSES

  April 5th, 2019

A new awards program is about to be unveiled to recognise, celebrate and reward collaboration and innovation in Agribusiness in Gippsland, with a range of prizes that offer exclusive access to valuable networking and education opportunities. The Excellence in Agribusiness Awards will be launched on Friday April 12...

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FIGHT FOOD WASTE WITH FOOD & FIBRE GIPPSLAND FREE FORUMS

  April 2nd, 2019

A thriving, efficient and sustainable food industry is central to Australia’s economy, regional job security and prosperity, yet 40% of all the food we produce goes to waste.

To help Gippslanders understand ways that they can fight food waste in their homes and their businesses...

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FOOD & FIBRE GIPPSLAND OFFICIALLY AMALGAMATED

FOOD & FIBRE GIPPSLAND OFFICIALLY AMALGAMATED

  March 15th, 2019

Agribusiness Gippsland and the East Gippsland Food Cluster are now officially united to form Food & Fibre Gippsland, a single entity to represent and support the region’s important $7 billion food and fibre industry. The amalgamation follows extensive consultations with members and other stakeholders across industry, government, research, education, and community around the benefits of joining forces. Support for the amalgamation has been provided by the Victorian Government.

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