Genesis International Projects
Developing India-Australian Collaboration Towards a Horticulture Centre of Excellence
Each year the Australia-India Council (AIC) awards grants to projects that build awareness and deepen understanding between Australia and India, further promoting stronger connections between the two countries.
The interest in gaining a grant was extremely strong, and Genesis Horticultural Solutions were among the 11 successful grant recipients for projects which will build new innovative linkages and provide sustainable collaborations between Australia and India.
As part of our involvement in the project, Genesis Horticultural Solutions will identify suitable personnel to create a collaborative team of horticulture specialists, suppliers and educators/trainers in stage one to build a commercially viable Australian Horticulture Centre of Excellence in India, providing training and train-the-trainer services – beginning with hydroponic and protected crop growing for the commercial vegetable industry.
Hydroponics provides a sustainable and water efficient way of producing food - requiring a firm understanding of the principles and techniques of the practice.
Genesis Horticultural Solutions have observed existing 'centres of excellence' in India that fall well short of providing suitable environments and equipment to promote this efficient form of production.
The Genesis team will undertake to guide the Indian industry towards the correct level of technology to assist Indian growers to become more efficient and productive.
The project will also include partner organisations such as Australian TAFE's and Indian training institutes as well as chambers of commerce, industry groups and rural women's groups in India.
At this stage it is anticipated that the project team led by Genesis Director Tony Bundock, and former President of the Australia India Business Council Victoria - Stephen Manallack will be visiting India in early November.
For further details, please contact:-
Tony Bundock – 0409 007 610