Calling all businesses and organisations involved in urban agriculture in Victoria – we are seeking your views to help strengthen and grow this important sector!
Sustain: The Australian Food Network is pleased to be working with Agriculture Victoria to better understand the urban agriculture sector and its contributions to the Victorian economy and broader community. This survey asks about the challenges and obstacles your business or organisation faces, your aspirations into the future and the values that drive your work.
These survey findings will help the Victorian Government better understand where support is most needed in terms of policy frameworks, training, financing and other sector support and development. Postcode data will be used to capture the distribution of urban agriculture in Victoria across the following population centres: metropolitan Melbourne (up to and including the Urban Growth Boundary), Geelong, Bendigo and Ballarat.
Urban agriculture is defined here as horticulture, animal husbandry, aquaculture, beekeeping, floriculture, fungiculture and viticulture. Included are growers/producers who value-add their own products and related suppliers, processors and distributors servicing the urban agriculture sector. We are also interested in coordinators of community gardens, kitchen gardens and other food-growing organisations.
The survey does NOT include large-scale food manufacturing and processing businesses, or individual home gardeners.
The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.