The AIP is pleased to advise that it will be partnering with Food Innovation Australia Limited to develop a National Food and Agribusiness Directory and we need your help…
The Australian Food and Agribusiness Directory is a practical tool that brings businesses from across the entire Food and Agribusinesses (F&A) value chain together in one central location for the first time. It will be the main point of call for anyone to access the Australian F&A sector in a visual and interactive way. The online directory will provide you with the opportunity to easily connect with others and share knowledge, skills and opportunities to innovate and grow your business.
Australia is well known around the world for its wealth of natural resources and the quality of the foods produces from that resource. While there is an abundance of capability in Australia throughout the food and agribusiness supply chain, wide knowledge of and access to this capability is limited. In addition, understanding and connectivity to the ancillary and support services needed to manufacture high quality foods tends to be targeted and localised.
While there are a range of capability directories that have been created, often held within differing industry associations, access to this information beyond the association membership is often restricted for commercial reasons. In addition, the majority of food manufacturing support manufacturers and providers are small to medium businesses with limited people and financial resources and connections, a position that restricts their ability to access wider networks and capabilities needed for support to their businesses.
This project seeks to provide a more coordinated approach and combined access to key information and services listings for companies across the F&A sector and supply chain by combining sources of industry connections. The combined information is proposed to be presented as a searchable national map of capabilities. The purpose of the directory is to allow everyone in the industry access to information and capabilities across the Australian Food and Agribusiness Value Network and sector associations. The map will allow users to access the information and capabilities via an on-line searchable site that will also provide opportunity for owners of capability to promote their services to the wider Food and Agribusiness sector.