The Horticulture Industry Network (HIN) is an initiative aimed at strengthening working partnerships between the DEPI and the horticulture industry to deliver better services to farmers.
Fruit growers in the Goulburn Valley have been affected by a reduction in the requirement for their fruit in recent years due to a number of economic issues influencing demand.
It has come about in recognition of the negative impacts resulting from driving on paddocks and the compaction that results. This compaction impacts on production and its alleviation represents a significant cost to farmers.
Aim of the program is to encourage co-operation between farmers and value chain members to increase their collective capability to generate improved access to markets and customers.