Avocado industry supply and trade data capture and analysis (AV22016)
What's it all about?
This project is about dispatch supply data and seasonal forecasting in the avocado industry.
Given avocados are a unique crop that can be selectively harvested once mature, there exists a significant opportunity to support and regulate the flow of product volumes through the supply chain and facilitate seasonal and long-term industry planning.
The provision of this data contributes to a more consistent quality product for consumers, a more stable supply and consistent prices, all of which supports demand and optimises returns for growers.
The objectives of this project are to:
- Collect and report high quality industry and market data to aid both short- and long-term industry strategic planning activities and decision making.
- Support seasonal harvesting and marketing decisions through the collection of robust, relevant, and verifiable supply throughput, trade, and retail pricing information.
- Help maintain a timely supply and demand balance that supports a more sustainable, prepared, and competitive industry for growers and consumers alike.
- Produce long term industry production forecasts to inform stakeholders of the medium-long term outlook for the industry to validate and inform broader issues and production trends facing the industry regionally, and across Australia.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Avocado Fund