Friday, 19 October 2012

Region. Asian food production

Peri-urban agriculture needs to be recognised for the important role it plays in the economy, not just in growing food for local use but in the potential for exports and employment. For example 90 per cent of NSW’s supply of Asian vegetables is grown in the Sydney basin, which could have export potential to China and other areas, and the food processing industry is a significant proportion of Western Sydney’s manufacturing base which is still the region’s largest employer, according to a WSROC submission to the National Food Plan Green Paper.


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