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South Australian cherries ripe for export growth

01 August

South Australian cherries ripe for export growth

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One of the highlights of a South Australian summer is chomping down on juicy, sweet cherries. No Christmas table or summer celebration is complete without them.

Now Cherry Growers SA is poised to take South Australian cherries to new international markets, with local producers reaping the benefits.

Cherry Growers SA was one of 12 recipients to receive a grant in the Export Partnership Program’s first round for industry associations. This successful program supports small and medium-sized South Australian businesses access new global markets through marketing and export development opportunities.

Making the program available to industry associations will help them build on the work of their members in opening up new markets.

Cherry Growers SA Executive Officer Susie Green says the organisation is thrilled to receive an Export Partnership Grant worth $34,500.

“The grant will help us to support industry representatives on state government-led business missions, invest in making our website more accessible to international trade enquiries and to obtain translations for promotional videos,” Susie said.

“The Export Partnership Program will help South Australia’s cherry industry build on existing export trade and build relationships within key export markets.”

In this round, more than $471,000 in Export Partnerships Grants was awarded to South Australian industry associations in food, wine, manufacturing and small business.

Image supplied by Cherry Growers SA

For more information or to apply for a grant see the Export Partnership Program.