Fair farm workers initiative

Farm workers weeding a crop

The Australian horticulture industry is making efforts to improve consumer and public confidence after findings that workers have been mistreated in the past with the launch of the Fair Farms Initiative. The program aims to support best employment practices in the horticulture sector.

The initiative will enable growers to do a confidential risk assessment of their current practices and identify areas for improvement.

Targeted seminars throughout key horticultural regions will also be rolled out alongside human resource qualification assistance for interested employers. There will also be voluntary third-party Audited Certification through Freshcare so growers can demonstrate their compliance.

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