Last Wednesday, AUSVEG Policy Officer Chloe Betts joined key decision-makers from the horticulture, technology, transport and retail sectors who gathered in Sydney to discuss the levers that need to be pulled for the horticulture industry to be more sustainable right now and into the future.

Following on from the release of the Australian-Grown Sustainability Framework last year, Hort Innovation teamed up with the International Fresh Produce Association to host an inaugural Horticulture Sustainability Summit, to help inform annual reporting against a range of measures.

The information gathered at the Summit will help form part of the Australian-grown Horticulture Sustainability Report, an inaugural reporting document that provides baseline data aligned with the focus areas within The Sustainability Framework.

Key focus areas include Nourish and Nurture, People and Enterprise, Planet and Resources and Less Waste, which consider the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and Hort Innovation’s Hort Frontiers strategic investment funding arm.

The report is expected to be complete in October.