More awareness of hemp foods and their nutritional value are needed to help South Australia’s budding industry blossom, growers and processors say.
- Hemp producers say the industry needs support to develop markets
- SA has issued 19 cultivation licences and two processing licences for industrial hemp
- An ecovillage builder says demand for hempcrete as a building material is rising
Farmers across the state are expecting to their biggest yield yet after the cultivation of the crop was legalised in 2017.
But some doubt the the state government’s prediction that the industry’s farm gate value would reach $3 million within five years without more support for market development and consumer education.
“We need more awareness about the actual…