Australian horticulture growers have joined forces with state agencies in a $15 million bid to drive supply-chain efficiencies and strengthen their domestic and international trade offerings.

Being delivered through Hort Innovation and led by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) Queensland with financial and research support from various industry partners, including AUSVEG, the 3.5-year project will help growers manage supply chain risks and minimise produce loss.

It will focus include shelf-life prediction models that factor in regional variability, harvest maturity, postharvest treatments, and cooling procedures across different modes of transport, as well as ways to get more quality Australian produce to more of the world.

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