International Markets Fund
For the year ending June 2020, Australia exported $2.7 billion in fresh processed horticultural products and $0.3 billion in processed horticultural products. As a share of fresh production, fresh exports represented 13 per cent of the total horticulture volume.
The National Farmers Federation have set a goal to exceed $100 billion in farm gate output by 2030. To support the industry reach this goal, we want to capitalise on expanding export potential. The Hort Frontiers International Markets Fund is helping this happen.
Primarily, the fund aims to boost the industry’s capacity through detailed consumer insight research, finding unidentified trade opportunities, building strong relationships and increasing market access in key international markets. Trade data and insights anchor our market positioning and drive efficiencies along the value chain.
The International Markets Fund offers dedicated trade expertise through Hort Innovation’s Trade Unit. The Trade Unit represents the Australian horticulture sector on trade matters and delivers market access and export outcomes for growers. Drawing on a wealth of data and analytics resources, the team focuses on strategy, policy, government liaison; market access and market improvement; disinfestations R&D; and global market development.
Numerous investments have been made in the International Markets Fund – explore these ongoing and completed projects below.
For potential co-investors, partnering with Hort Innovation provides access to world-class research and the peace of mind of project management by a specialised team well-versed in managing large-scale research and development.
Hort Innovation is always looking for co-investors in the International Markets Fund. If you would like to discuss a co-investment idea we encourage you to contact Brei Montgomery, Head of International Trade by phone on 02 8295 2379 or by email.
Expert Advisory Panel
The International Trade Advisory Panel (ITAP) function is to provide expert advice and oversight of the fund, including providing input into proposed projects/research and recommendations on potential methods to address future gaps or deficiencies in the existing body of research. The panel offers impartial assessment and commercially relevant scrutiny of research proposals, fostering external confidence in Hort Innovation’s ability to rigorously assess and provide evidence and merit-based recommendations to the Hort Innovation Board.