QLD Horticulture Council | Policy Platform

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The damage caused by COVID-19 to the Queensland horticulture industry and our supply chain partners has been severe. Domestically we lost much of our food service market almost overnight as restaurants and cafes closed and conferences and cruises were cancelled. On top of this, access to many overseas markets for our perishable goods became impossible as airfreight options evaporated. The long term security of our labour supply also remains in question. Despite this disruption, agriculture industries and horticulture in particular remain resilient and possess some of the most promising potential for a rebound of the Queensland economy. A green spring in Queensland is the roadmap developed by the horticulture industry to chart our own recovery from COVID-19. More than this, it is also the launch pad from which we will propel ourselves to even greater long term sustainability and profitability.