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Freshcare and Hort Innovation are asking for your input into an industry-wide grower survey on Regulatory Technology (RegTech). The end aim is to help businesses and exporters meet regulatory requirements more efficiently, providing Australian agriculture with a trade advantage.

The project is focused on how RegTech could be used to reduce the level of system duplication that exists for grower businesses related to compliance with industry, regulatory and crop specific requirements. The grower survey will help assess the level of compliance responsibilities for grower businesses in the horticulture industry, identifying the factors contributing to regulatory challenges faced by participants.

The results will be used to understand the factors impacting growers, including time, costs, training requirements and broad number of systems, to determine:

  • level of duplication across systems;
  • cost of system compliance for grower businesses; and
  • business case for removing duplication using Regulatory Technology (RegTech).

Supported by a $471,000 grant from the Australian Government, the project is part of a $6 million funding initiative seeking innovative solutions as part of the Regulatory Technology (RegTech) Research and Insights Grant Round of the National Agriculture Traceability Grants Program.

The broader goal of the multi-organisation RegTech Grant project is to find emerging technology and systems which make it easier for growers to trace their produce along the supply chain, to support maximum food safety and quality and support sustainability claims.

The survey will take 5-10 minutes and can be accessed here until 5 April.