Accelerating growth for the Gippsland food and fibre industry

Accelerating growth: Gippsland food and fibre industry

This report identifies six capability platforms capable of unlocking 5 percent growth per annum to 2025 for Gippsland’s $7 billion food and fibre industry.

Ben van Delden

Partner, Management Consulting, Head of AgriFood Tech and Circular Economy Advisory

KPMG Australia

A family working on their farm

Newly formed entity Food & Fibre Gippsland has engaged KPMG to work with industry stakeholders to determine an aspirational gross value of production growth target and identify the critical enabling platforms for the food and fibre industry that will contribute to a lift in the economic prosperity of the Gippsland region.

"This discussion paper creates a solid base for the sector and the community to identify strategies and actions needed to support the future growth of agriculture in Gippsland."

The Honourable Jaclyn Symes
Victorian Minister for Agriculture, Regional Development and Resources

The aim of this report is to highlight the challenges and opportunities for growth, inform industry stakeholders on the six enabling platforms identified and set the foundations for action to accelerate growth across Gippsland’s Food and Fibre sector.

Six capability platforms identified to accelerate growth

Based on early consultations between Agribusiness Gippsland Inc, Gippsland Regional Partnership, East Gippsland Food Cluster, and in collaboration with RMIT, Food Agility CRC and industry leaders.

  1. Positioning food and fibre as the backbone of Gippsland’s economy
  2. Transforming food and fibre’s innovation ecosystems
  3. Developing future industries
  4. Connecting Gippsland
  5. Sustainable energy, land use and water
  6. Attracting and cultivating talent and leadership for the industry.

This report will inform further industry workshops with key stakeholders in the first half of 2019 to determine action plans for each platform.

For more information on this report contact KPMG Partner Ben van Delden or visit

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