Food and Agribusiness
Sector Competitiveness Plan

Outlining FIAL's strategic vision and key priority areas for industry-wide growth.

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News from the FIAL Team

  • Start-up raises $3m to launch probiotic drink tech in US

    Australian food-tech start-up PERKii has raised $3 million from a funding round comprised of existing shareholders and led by research commercialisation fund Uniseed.As well as driving local market expansion, the funds will enable PERKii to establish production of its technology in the US.

  • Substantial boost for Western Australia’s fish health capabilities

    On the edge of the ocean at Watermans Bay, in Perth’s northern suburbs, a suite of new laboratories, examination and sampling rooms are now fully operational and providing vital support for Western Australia’s fast-growing aquaculture industry.

  • WA farming family the Della Vedovas turn spud exporters

    A WA family-owned farming business has diversified its revenue stream and is fuelling demand for locally-grown potatoes by exporting its produce direct to international supermarkets.

  • Rosé category continues to drive innovation

    Australian family-owned winery De Bortoli Wines has won top honours for the unique, world-first packaging on its new Rosé Rosé at the International Wine (IWSC) and Spirit Competition in London.

  • The naked avocado

    Avocado aficionados will benefit from a Queensland research project that aims to strip bare the avocado to reveal detailed information about the popular fruit’s biology.

  • New food delivery app aims to reduce Melbourne's food waste

    Kloopr is a new alternative to UberEats, Deliveroo and Menulog that aims to reduce food waste and maintain a lower carbon footprint than other delivery services.

  • Sweet export deal for SA-made chocolate icon

    The iconic South Australian-made chocolate bar, Violet Crumble, will make its way from Adelaide and into the hands of American chocolate lovers as Robern Menz expands its export plan in the US.

  • Bruemar Pork takes out the Asian Export Award for fresh food

    The product is sourced from handpicked family farms in Eastern Australia and are sold usually in 400g net weight portions that are delicious, convenient and economic for time-constrained consumers.

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Sustainable & Healthy Alternatives to Future Proteins

Australia’s food and agriculture sector is focussing more on exporting high value sustainable, authentic, healthy, high quality and consistent products. An area identified with huge potential for growth is the alternative proteins space. This is because, as the global population increases and traditional protein sources from meat become increasingly constrained, the need to diversify our food supply with alternative and more sustainable sources of proteins must play a role in filling this gap.

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North Queensland Agribusiness Futures Forum

Join Townsville Enterprise for the inaugural 2019 North Queensland Agribusiness Futures Forum as KPMG reveal the findings from the CRC for Developing Northern Australia funded North Queensland Agricultural Market & Supply Chain Study.

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