AMIC will aim to engage with and support at least 12 eligible businesses in Victoria Tasmania, NSW, WA and SA after receiving a $250,000 grant from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, to establish an export hub for micro/boutique processors.
The project will support micro/boutique processors looking to expand their food (meat) business beyond the domestic sector, helping them to develop an understanding of meat exports, as well as assist them to navigate the meat export landscape.
The program will develop and deliver a series of six modules providing a toolkit on the pathway to export:
1. Fundamental tools for export
2. Export plan development
3. Technical capability – support on regulation
4. Innovation strategy
5. Export logistics
6. Market development and support
The AMIC SME export hub will differentiate itself from other government programs, by providing a very specific and technical service that is unlike any other currently being offered.
Originally the hub was intended to be a physical learning centre, but due to COVID has switched to an online platform of modules instead.
It is envisioned that this project will help SME processors to grow meat exports and create jobs within the industry, contributing to the government’s vision of $100bn of agricultural exports by 2030.
For more information please visit the SME export hub webpage.