Food, Agriculture and Hospitality Committee (FAHC)
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The Food, Agriculture and Hospitality Committee (FAHC) comprises a dynamic and diverse group of Australian, New Zealand and Japanese business people who represent the food, agriculture and hospitality industries at both private industry and government levels. The Food, Agriculture and Hospitality Committee provides a forum serving four purposes:
· Australian food and fibre exports were worth A$45 billion in 2015–16, with nine of the top 10 destination markets (around 60 per cent of exports) in Asia. According to the OECD Development Centre, the number of middle-class consumers in the Asia-Pacific region is forecast to grow to approximately 3.2 billion (66 per cent of the world’s total) by 2030.
· Australia’s proximity to Asia and reputation as a safe and reliable source of quality produce and premium products ensure the country is well placed to capitalise on this growth.
The committee meets on a regular basis and welcomes new members.