Limestone Coast Landscape Board supports establishment of new food cluster

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Newly formed 'Limestone Coast Food and Agribusiness Cluster' held its first ever annual food forum at the Lucindale Country Club on 3 August 2021.

Limestone Coast Landscape Board supports establishment of new food cluster

Newly formed ‘Limestone Coast Food & Agribusiness Cluster’ held its first ever annual food forum at the Lucindale Country Club on 3 August.

Food producers, retailers and government agencies – as well as expert presenters – were brought together to highlight food and beverage opportunities for the Limestone Coast. The forum was also designed to assist with the development of support networks.

This project is supported by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. There is tremendous potential for the Limestone Coast to be widely known as a source of sustainably produced and quality products – building on the solid reputation the region already has.

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board’s Sustainable Agriculture Team Leader, Amanda Giles, said “the Limestone Coast Landscape Board has been working in the background to assist establishment of the Food Cluster, and we are very pleased to have been able to support its inaugural forum. I’d like to congratulate the Food Cluster’s interim committee – including Chair Danielle England – on the great job they have done.”

“The LC Landscape Board is keen to support the adoption of more sustainable primary production practices, together with greater diversification, across the Limestone Coast. Supporting the connections to new markets for sustainability goes hand in hand with the adoption of improved practices and sustainable landscape management. “

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board will further support the Food Cluster’s work through additional grant funding that will help producers develop stories about the provenance of their products and the sustainable practices they have put in place.

The ‘Adaptive Agriculture’ project which is currently part way through being delivered is supported by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. The project aims to increase the capacity of agriculture systems to adapt to significant changes in climate and market demands for information on provenance and sustainable production.

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