The COVID-19 pandemic has changed most aspects of our lives – how we live, how we work and how we interact with our friends and family.

But what has been made abundantly clear is the essential nature of the agriculture industry – particularly those who supply fresh vegetables.

The ongoing pandemic has caused a seismic shift in the domestic supply chain, with the true extent of the impact becoming clearer the longer the pandemic lasts.

In this article, which is featured in Vegetables Australia – Winter 2020 magazine, AUSVEG National Manager – Communications Shaun Lindhe takes a deep-dive into the pandemic and its wide-reaching impacts, plus the support that is being provided to vegetable growers.

This article provides a comprehensive overview as to how the industry responded to the pandemic’s impacts to supply chain, exports, wholesale markets, labour, the food service sector, processors, access to fertiliser and much more.