Horticulture Sector Action Plan

Stop Food Waste Australia is leading a whole-of-sector approach to find and deliver food waste solutions within horticulture.

Based on input and collaboration from the horticulture sector, a Sector Action Plan will help prioritise actions and develop an effective plan. By working collaboratively on food waste, we will be able to:

  • Reduce food loss and waste in horticulture (fresh produce currently comprises 50% of all food waste)
  • Improve crop utilisation, profitability and supply chain resilience
  • Reduce environmental impact
  • Increase opportunities for food donation
  • Convert unused product and surplus into value for growers
  • Demonstrate leadership to consumers and the
    broader community.

Our partners

What will we do?

Stop Food Waste Australia will collaborate with key stakeholders across the horticulture supply chain to co-design a broad framework plan with separate ‘chapters’ for various horticultural commodities or regions.

We are working with a research partner and applying internationallyrecognised food waste reduction quantification and analysis to understand and prioritise food waste “hotspots” in horticulture. By working alongside industry stakeholders, government policymakers, and experts in science, technology and behaviour change we will co-design solutions to address root causes of food waste.

A sector-wide approach means the implementation of these solutions can be shared and applied across the horticulture supply chain.

What will we do?

Stop Food Waste Australia will collaborate with key stakeholders across the horticulture supply chain to co-design a broad framework plan with separate ‘chapters’ for various horticultural commodities or regions.

We are working with a research partner and applying internationallyrecognised food waste reduction quantification and analysis to understand and prioritise food waste “hotspots” in horticulture. By working alongside industry stakeholders, government policymakers, and experts in science, technology and behaviour change we will co-design solutions to address root causes of food waste.

A sector-wide approach means the implementation of these solutions can be shared and applied across the horticulture supply chain.

Informing our work:

Insights and data:

Engagement & consultation:

Insights and data:

Engagement & consultation:

How to get involved?

As we continue work on the Horticulture Sector Action Plan, we invite collaboration from industry. If you would like to know more about sponsoring a commodity or more information about the progress of the Plan, please contact our team.