NSW launches food and beverage strategy

New South Wales has launched a new strategy to help boost export opportunities for NSW-based food and beverage manufacturers.

The NSW Food and Beverage Industry Development Strategy will assist SMEs to access and become established in new domestic and export markets.

The strategy coordinates actions across government, industry and research institutions through:

# a workforce development agenda with industry

# an agribusiness precinct at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis

# a collaborative R&D facility.

The Minister for Trade and Industry Niall Blair said: “We want to help the businesses that are bold enough to take the best of NSW to the world.”

NSW food and beverage manufacturers are invited to register for the Food and Beverage Manufacturing Connect programme.

The Connect programme aims to strengthen engagement and collaboration across the sector.

NSW generate more than 30 percent of the nation’s food and beverage sales at $30 billion in 2016/17. NSW exports of processed food grew more than 10 per cent in the five years to 2016/17, to reach $4.4 billion.

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