GASCOYNE HORTICULTURE INDUSTRY
The Gascoyne region is well known for its exceptional horticulture. The region’s temperate climate, abundant natural resources and excellent biosecurity status result in unique growing conditions that allow a wide variety of produce to be grown, with seasonal advantages to meet market demand.
Most production is in the Carnarvon Horticultural District along the Gascoyne River Delta, with around 170 farms operating on 1,200 ha. Horticulture is the single largest primary industry in the region with an annual production value of over $80 million in 2015.
The Gascoyne horticulture industry is very much a community. Although individuals produce a wide range of products using diverse techniques and growing practices, they share a commitment to quality and often come together to work on initiatives for the common good of the industry.
In joining the Gascoyne Primary Producers horticulture businesses saw great value in having a more coordinated regional approach across businesses to set specific priorities and strategic objectives.
Through GPP, the horticulture industry will step up to no longer be reactive to policy changes and external pressures, but to use their scale, influence and united voice to proactively move forward as an industry.
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