Further, faster when we work together
Many different people contribute to Australia’s food supply chain in many different ways. Using a sector approach focused on pre-competitive collaboration will help us solve many of the common challenges we face to halve our food waste by 2030. We get further faster when we combine our resources than when we work alone.
What do we mean by a sector?
That is an excellent question. We are using the term loosely to describe how we come together to tackle food waste. We can collaborate to address a food waste hotspot in a specific product category, at a particular stage in the supply chain, to tackle a cross-cutting issue that has an impact on multiple product categories.
Sector action plans create an opportunity to prioritise actions and develop a workable plan collectively. Together, we can:
Push for increased tax incentives to encourage donations of surplus food and services to the food rescue sector
Increase the understanding of the sector through sponsoring scientific research to create breakthrough sustainability solutions or technologies
Optimise our use of food
Create education programs
We’re already working on sector action plans for the food rescue and food cold chain sectors, and we’re open to input on what the next priorities should be.
Both individual organisations and the sectors will benefit from agreeing on new ways of working and building better supply relationships to making supply chains. These working methods will be more flexible, intelligent and transparent (FIT) for the future and enable agile responses to new opportunities.
How do you get involved?
We are already working on sector action plans for the food rescue and food cold chain sectors, and we are open to input on what the next priorities should be. Please get in contact to discuss this more.