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Australian Organic Limited joins the NFF
6 March 2019
The National Farmers' Federation (NFF) is pleased to welcome Australian Organic Limited as a member of agriculture's peak representative body.
Australian Organic Limited is a member owned not-for-profit industry body that supports and promotes certified organic businesses and isa major force in ensuring that organic standards in Australia remain in the hands of the supply chain.
NFF President Fiona Simson said the issues organic farmers faced were common to many farmers and it made sense for their interests to be well represented in NFF's policy and advocacy efforts.
"As Australian farming's peak representative body, it is our role to represent all farmers.
"Having Australia Organic Limited join the NFF, means we can get a more informed understanding of the challenges and opportunities before organic farmers and, as a result, be better able to advocate in the interests of all farmers."
The 2018 Market Report compiled by Australian Organic Limited revealed that the current area of land under certified organic management in Australia is 35 million hectares – more than half of all certified land area on the Earth.
Australian Organic Limited General Manager Niki Ford said there were an estimated 1,998 certified organic primary producers in Australia including farmers, graziers, apiarists and wild harvesters.
"We are excited to become an Associate Member of the NFF and are looking forward to representing the broader organic industry and becoming more involved with the NFF over the coming years."
Ms Ford said to make the most of the opportunities before it, the organic sector needed a strong voice in Canberra.
"Australian Organic Limited's membership of NFF will ensure our sector's interests are drawn to the attention of our federal politicians and our needs considered in Government decisions."
Australian Organic Limited joins NFF's 30-strong member group, who have a shared vision for agriculture to be a $100 billion industry by 2030, up from today's $60 billion.
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