Halal foods will constitute one-third of the world's marketplace in 10 years and exporters need to secure accreditation now to share in the demand, a Warragul forum heard on Friday.

Brian Norwood said while Australia's Muslim population numbers around 500,000, there were much greater Muslim populations to Australia's north.

He was addressing a forum attended by 30 people and organised by Agribusiness Gippsland and Export Gippsland.

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