With the mining boom slowing in southern Queensland, a new group has been established as a vehicle to drive a food innovation and agribusiness boom.

Food Leaders Australia; a partnership between the Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise and the University of Southern Queensland, is positioning itself as a "one stop shop" for helping agribusiness develop new products and access new export markets, particularly in Asia.

Jo Sheppard is General Manager of Agribusiness and Export at the Toowoomba Surat