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Discover avocado levy investments into Avocado Fund R&D initiatives

The avocado levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Avocado Fund R&D initiatives, together with Australian Government contributions.

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Ongoing project

Industry level life cycle assessment (LCA) of Australian avocado production (AV23015)

This investment is conducting an environmental life cycle assessment of Australian avocado production, focusing on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (carbon footprint) and water use / water scarcity impacts (water footprint).

17 May 2024

Ongoing project

Workshop and roadmap for the way forward for irregular bearing (AV23014)

This project will deliver a plan for the Australian avocado industry to better manage irregular and alternate bearing, a significant challenge for growers.

23 April 2024

Ongoing project

China market study tour (AV23012)

This project supports the avocado industry’s long-term goal of achieving technical market access for Australian avocados to China through a study tour to gather critical information and develop relationships with key stakeholders.

10 April 2024

Completed project

International eLearning retail program (MT22501)

This project delivered an engaging and informative online course that educates retail employees from key export countries about Australian produce.

4 March 2024

Ongoing project

Consumer usage and attitude tracking 2023/24 (MT23201)

This investment provides a category tracking service to allow various horticultural categories to better understand consumer usage and attitudes and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.

21 February 2024

Ongoing project

Comms evaluation deep dive modules 23/24 (MT23202)

This investment examines the impact of Hort Innovation’s marketing campaigns for the apple and pear, avocado, banana, mango and mushroom categories.

21 February 2024

Completed project

Avocados Asia Fruit Logistica 2023 (AV23002)

This project delivered the Australian Avocados presence at Asia Fruit Logistica 2023.

23 January 2024

Completed project

International avocado Gulfood Tradeshow FY23 (AV22013)

This project delivered the Australian Avocados presence at Gulfood 2023.

23 January 2024

Ongoing project

Avocado retail education 2024 (AV23007)

This project is addressing the barriers to consumers purchasing Australian avocados, notably poor quality (ripeness at time of purchase, goes off too quickly, poor quality, bruises early) and the knowledge among retail staff about varietal attributes, correct handling, storage, ripening and display of avocados in-store.

23 January 2024

Final research report Final Research Report

Avocado co-design workshop facilitation (AV23009)

This short project delivered a series of stakeholder workshops to shape the avocado industry’s market access and trade development program for the next five years.

19 March 2024