On The Land

15 June, 2022

10-year horticulture plan

A 10-YEAR plan has been developed by the horticulture industry that promises to secure long-term resilience for the sector.

10-year horticulture plan - feature photo

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said Future Fields, a 10-year plan developed by the horticulture industry and guided by Growcom, was an important initiative to securing the sector’s sustainable, long-term growth. 

“Queensland’s resilient and committed horticulture industry is on track to contribute almost $3 billion in gross value of production for the 2021-2022 season, the second largest season on record,” Mr Furner said. 

“The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has already invested $100,000 to support the visionary Future Fields plan and its current strategy priorities of boosting biosecurity, streamlining compliance, growing new foods, and adopting innovation. 

“Work already done has broken down barriers and strengthened shared goals along the supply chain and DAF will continue to support Future Fields and Growcom’s efforts to grow the horticulture industry to reach its full potential.” 

Growcom acting CEO Richard Shannon said Future Fields was about stakeholders along the fresh produce supply chain coming together to take ownership and responsibility. 

“Many of the big, intractable challenges we face as an industry are entirely within our power to address,” Mr Shannon said.

A copy of the Future Fields plan can be downloaded from


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