THE FACTS

The Orchardist - - Futre Focus -

• Women are cur­rently un­der­rep­re­sented in the pro­duc­tion hor­ti­cul­ture work­force, com­pris­ing around 41% but only 25% of trainees. This is un­tapped po­ten­tial that needs recog­ni­tion for cur­rent in­for­mal and fu­ture for­mal work­force par­tic­i­pa­tion.

• The cur­rent av­er­age age for some­one work­ing in the pro­duc­tion hor­ti­cul­ture sec­tor is 46 years? Suc­ces­sion plan­ning is crit­i­cal for the pri­mary in­dus­tries, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing the high rate of self-em­ployed owner­op­er­a­tors.

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