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Ongoing project

Improving quality of sweetpotato across the industry supply chain (PW20000)

Key research provider: Kitchener Partners

What’s it all about?

This project is improving the quality of sweetpotato across the industry by engaging key stakeholders across the value chain including growers, wholesalers and retailers so quality can be monitored and maintained in the long term.

To achieve this, the project will investigate pre- and post-harvest quality issues for Australian sweetpotatoes and develop a business case for quality improvements in the supply chain. This will be developed through supply chain quality reviews on-farm in Queensland and at retail level in Victoria, mimicking a typical supply chain.

Industry adoption of the recommendations will be driven through direct engagement, newsletters and grower roadshows. The program will subsequently monitor adoption of these recommendations by industry.

Related levy funds
Details

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Sweetpotato Fund.