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Aims & Objectives

Membership of the National Farmers' Federation (NFF) is voluntary. As such, our members have the utmost commitment to state-of-the-art production techniques, standards and science-based environmental management.

The NFF's aims are:

  • To ensure that Australians are provided with food and fibre of the highest quality, while maintaining affordability for consumers.
  • To champion the cause of Australian agriculture in embracing the very latest in technologies to deliver the very best products for domestic and, increasingly, international customers.
  • To promote the interests of Australian farmers and to proactively interact with members to ensure Australian agriculture continues to be dynamic in meeting the ever-changing needs and expectations of the Australian community.
  • To strive in achieving acceptance by governments of the major role Australian agriculture plays in the economic, environmental and social fabric of the nation, as well as farmers' commitment to adequate self-regulation and review - thus ensuring the highest standards across all facets of farm practice.
  • To adopt all measures necessary to emphasise rightful recognition of Australian agriculture as the 'backbone' of the nation.

To achieve these aims, the NFF will:

  • Initiate, foster and maintain a consultative, cooperative and communicative approach to dealing with governments, other farming and farm-related organisations, media, community groups and the public.
  • Act as 'the' principal coordinating and peak advocacy body for Australian farmers and agricultural interests.
  • Encourage and facilitate united positions among member farm groups, as well as all other relevant bodies, to achieve consensus in the policies and issues advanced.
  • Recognise and promote the highest professional standards, backed by innovative farm practices, to ensure greater efficiency and competitiveness for the betterment of farming and the Australian community.
  • Stimulate greater awareness of modern farming excellence through improved communication between farmers and the Australian community.

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