Tasmania is home to a variety of micro-food producers but their value to the state is still relatively unknown.
The size, impact and value of the state's small producers will be investigated in a review conducted by Sprout Tasmania in its 10th year.
Funded by the Tasmanian Government, the review will investigate just how important micro-producers are to Tasmania's local food scene, as well as look at how many they are and what monetary value they bring.
"This is a huge boost at the end of a very difficult time for small-scale farmers, who are an essential part of Tasmania's famous local food scene," Sprout Tasmania general manager Jennifer Robinson said.
Ms Robinson said very little is known about the size and breadth of Tasmania's small-scale food producers.
"That's why we are determined to find out more about who and where they are, how and what they farm and what they need to thrive," she said.
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Sprout chair Justin Birchmore said policy in agriculture is often structured with the larger food producers in mind.
"If Sprout is to adequately fulfill its advocacy role for smaller producers, it's critical that we're able to demonstrate the magnitude of this important sector and quantify its contribution to the economy," he said.
"It's so important to collect this information, so that the true value and impact of the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who are growing local, seasonal food here, creating jobs and contributing to the economy in many ways is better understood."
Mr Birchmore said if the Tasmanian Government wanted to achieve its ambitious goal to increase the annual value of Tasmania's agricultural sector to $10 billion by 2050 the small-scale production sector had a vital role to play.
The funding will also help Sprout to digitise its education resources.
"2021 is our 10th year and we are excited about being able to reach and support not only existing small-scale producers, but many more aspiring farmers by making our expert educational resources available online," Ms Robinson said.
"These tools contain the collective wisdom of many successful local farmers, which is invaluable to those who are starting out on the land."
Ms Robinson said Sprout was looking forward to a prosperous year, with a new cohort of small producers about to start the Sprout Small Producer Program.