In June, the Federal government initiated a review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct, which regulates trade in horticulture produce between Australia’s fresh fruit and vegetable growers and traders. The review will examine how the code can be improved, and stakeholders have been invited to have their say on a range of issues.
The horticulture industry in NSW produces over $1 billion in farm gate value and employs over 10,000 people. The Code of Conduct is meant to improve transparency and certainty for growers when selling produce, yet many people feel it has failed to deliver on this.
Once stakeholder feedback has been received, the reviewers will provide a report to the Australian Government. To have your say, visit www.agriculture.gov.au/horticulturecodereview