Get involved in the third and final Co-Design Workshop for this growing network that covers the whole of Central Queensland – the Fitzroy, Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday and Central West Queensland.
We now have a reach of nearly one quarter of the State, with more than 220 producers, small businesses, industry, research institutions and government agencies involved.
There is growing interest in waste-to-energy, by-product and residue use, agritourism, carbon farming, land and smart water management, and the like.
Food and Fibre Plus focusses on an inter-regional scale approach to ensure consistency in support, resourcing, better leverage, targeting and scaling of innovation to maximise benefits throughout the whole Central Queensland region. We see a cluster network system as providing the framework for better coordination and collaboration for innovation and business development, targeting:
- Circular Economy
- Sustainable Land Use and Water Security
- Supply Chain and Value Chain Efficiencies
These four themes were confirmed through an interactive Kick-off Workshop held on the 6 October 2020.
A further Inter-Regional virtual workshop of 9 December 2020 provided the specifics of key challenges, the driving forces and mapped out potential collaboration opportunities.
Now is the time to bring all these insights together to see how a network system can be introduced. We will be refining and prioritising the work so far – setting goals, aligning objectives, and prioritising short and medium term actions.
This final Co-Design workshop will be held in Emerald 27 and 28 January as two half-day sessions to enable travel by interested stakeholders. A dinner with a special guest will be provided on the evening of 27 January 2021. That event will also be offered via Zoom for those who are unable to travel to Emerald.
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