Over the past 18 months, CSIRO researchers have been working with vegetable growers to optimise the value from the edible waste in the vegetable supply chain. The project team has been creating healthy food ingredients and products from edible biomass left in the field, lost biomass after harvest or from side streams of food processing. CSIRO researchers have investigated the use of separation, extraction, drying and fermentation technologies to create vegetable powders, concentrates, fermented products and nutrient-dense extruded snacks.

The project aims to provide growers with options for value adding to vegetable products to capture optimum value from their produce. While the focus of the current project has been value adding to broccoli and carrot, the CSIRO platform technologies are applicable to other horticultural products, with some adaptation. These products have potential for the health and wellness markets.

As an ongoing supporter of this project, we would like to invite you to the final in the series of stakeholder workshops, where you will have the opportunity to;

  • see and taste some of the concept products
  • discuss the research activities with the CSIRO scientists
  • explore suggested business models and commercialisation pathways
  • meet with external partners and suppliers
  • network with other participants in the value chain to identify potential opportunities
  • tour the Food Innovation Centre processing plant


  • Free

Event date: 10May 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018

CSIRO’s food innovation centre

  • 10.15am - 5.00pm

671 Sneydes Road, Werribee Vic

More information

Who should attend?

Growers, ingredient suppliers, entrepreneurial investors, retailers, product development managers, food service managers, marketing managers and innovation managers in the food production and manufacturing industries, nutraceutical industry and government agencies.


A value chain for vegetable waste – from farm to fork (PDF, 135KB)


The forum is free of charge. Lunch and refreshments are included.


By 1st May 2018

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CSIRO's food innovation centre makes it easy for food and ingredient companies to access our extensive expertise, technologies and support in innovation, including our $50m world-class food manufacturing pilot plants. From adopting innovative technologies and improving process efficiency to creating high value products for new markets, we partner with industry every day.

Horticulture Innovation Australia

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (Hort Innovation) is a not-for-profit, grower-owned Research and Development (R&D) and marketing company for Australia's $9 billion horticulture Industry. Hort Innovation invests more than $100 million in R&D and marketing programs annually.


CSIRO's food innovation centre