Horticulture Centre of Excellence

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The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources' (DEDJTR) Horticulture Centre of Excellence seeks to become  a critical partner in the transformation of the Victorian horticulture industry into a more profitable, business-like and export focussed sector through the sharing of knowledge and the integration of research development and extension.

Our mission is to develop "A vibrant Centre that connects, innovates and drives industry adoption of world class market-driven research and sustainable business practices".

The Horticulture Centre of Excellence seeks to :

  • create a hub of interacting industry, science, business and grower stakeholders through the development of an ongoing calendar of creative and well targeted events and forums;
  • increase the connectedness of the centre to markets and to best practice international horticultural science through the hosting of visiting scientists and foreign buyer delegations;
  • establish a reputation in industry driven horticulture RD &E through partnering with appropriate industry associations and research providers and through the cross fertilisation of ideas with field and laboratory research, production and cold chain science; and
  • support a more sustainable and confident industry with greater control over its future and the capacity and opportunity to increase its contribution to the regional community through well targeted professional development and training opportunities.

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