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Read about some of the recently completed projects for the avocado industry.
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Australian avocado benchmarking program development rounds II & III
Project Code: AV13003
Status: Completed project
This was a continuation of the original Australian avocado benchmarking program development project. Its goal was to further the development of an industry database and benchmarking process to enable growers to identify and strive for Australian best practice in production, packing and marketing of avocados.
It involved the collection of data from 82 individual grower businesses over four consecutive financial years, the analysis of this data in each of the four years, the provision of individual personalised reports to participating growers each year, and the dissemination of aggregated high-level project findings to the industry at large.
Full details can be found in the project’s final report, which is available to order at Hort Innovation’s Final Report order form (final reports are free to Australian horticulture levy payers, registered Hort Innovation members and industry representative bodies).
New and ongoing R&D projects
Read about some of the new and ongoing projects for the avocado industry. The latest updates for these can be found at Hortlink Spring.
Supply chain quality improvement – technologies and practices to reduce bruising
Project Code: AV15009
Status: New project
This project is set to tackle the key issue of avocado bruising at the end of the supply chain, at both the retail and household level, where previous research suggests the majority of bruising occurs.
Data management and quality innovation extension program
Other R&D projects of note
Current marketing activity
Information on current marketing activity can be found on the avocado page at Hortlink Spring.
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Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the avocado industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Daryl Boardman||Sunnyspot Farms||QLD|
|Kylie Collins||Blushing Acres||QLD|
|Jennie Franceschi||Avocado Export Company||WA|
|Simon Grabbe||Simpson Farms||QLD|
|Stewart Ipsen||West Pemberton Avocadoes||WA|
|Xhemal (Jim) Kochi||Tinaroo Falls Avocado Pty Ltd||QLD|
|Simon Newett||Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries||QLD|
|Cormac te Kloot||Costa||VIC|
|Neil Delroy||Jasper Farms||WA|
|John Walsh||Simpson Farms||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||October 20, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|2||December 12, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.
Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure
Resources and downloads
Find more resources Resource centre – Growers and industry
Contacts at Hort Innovation
Industry representative body: Avocados Austrlaia
Strategic Investment Planning process for the avocado industry is in progress
Your industry Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) lays the foundation for decision making in levy investments and represents a balanced view of stakeholders in your industry. If you’d like to read more about the SIP process, visit the SIP Portal.
See below for the completed consultation events and agendas on the avocado SIP.
Completed consultation events
|Avocado||Brisbane, QLD||October 20, 2016|
|Avocado||Brisbane, QLD||December 12, 2016|