THE CSIRO has launched its Trusted Agrifoods Export Mission, to support the industry’s goal of reaching $100 billion in farm-gate value by 2030.
Agriculture minister David Littleproud said the Mission aims to contribute $10 billion in growth through new tools and technologies that can help verify the safety, quality and clean and green credentials of Australia’s produce.
“As a major food exporter, Australia has an outstanding reputation as a trusted and reliable supplier in international markets,” he said.
“The Mission aims to build on that trust in the safety, quality and provenance of our agrifood exports that enables Australian agriculture to access high value markets for our produce and grow export premiums.
The Mission aligns with the work being undertaken to enhance the traceability of agricultural exports and modernise export regulations and systems. Collaborators across industry, research and the department will start work in three main areas around market access, automated compliance and provenance.
“Ultimately this is about enabling producers and exporters to gain greater market access and enjoy smoother compliance processes while elevating their product in a crowded global market,” Mr Littleproud said.
“The mission will also help my department to advocate for better outcomes for our agrifood produces and exporters.”