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The Horticulture Sustainability Framework

A guide to help the Australian industry tell its sustainability story


Hort Innovation is working with growing businesses, consumers and others to develop a guide to help the horticulture sector share its sustainable, ethical and safe farming practice stories with stakeholders.

Increasingly, consumers and company investors are asking for evidence that sustainable and ethical practices are used by the producers of the food they consume and products they buy or the companies they invest in. This guide, The Horticulture Sustainability Framework, is being developed to help industry respond to that.

This valuable tool is being drafted by Roth Rural, following interviews, surveys and workshops with producers around the country over the coming months.

Once completed mid-2020, the guide will include a snapshot of sustainability in horticulture, and types of evidence that can support sustainability credentials.

The work done through this initiative also has the potential to help industry identify research and development priorities or gaps in the sustainability space through the consultation phase of the project.

Stay tuned for updates.

For more information, contact Ingrid Roth on 0428 195 485 or

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