A harmonised voice
This project has been initiated by industry leaders from across Australia who are collaborating with a view to establishing a harmonised national voice for all organic producers, certifiers and the supply chain.
We envisage that the project may result in a new national representative body that will be the voice of organic industries at national and state level and that promotes viable and sustainable industries with broad representation from all sectors.
To make sure that any representative body has broad support, the project aims to have industry-wide consultation and communication, and the involvement of all levels―from small boutique producers to major exporters and the organic certifiers.
It is critical that we understand the needs of the whole sector and the value that a representative body may be able to provide to its future members. So we want to we hear from the many voices across all of Australia's diverse organic industries.
About the Working Group
In its initial phases, the project is being guided by a working group of producers and certifiers.
These businesses have committed time and financial resources to progress the project to this point. The working group has also been engaging with the Australian Government to seek its support for the project.
One objective of this stage of the project is to consider how the working group could evolve to become more representative of Australia's diverse organic industries.
About the project manager
The working group has appointed Policy Partners Pty Ltd as project manager to guide it through the initial phase of the project.
Policy Partners has distinctive expertise in the delivery of complex projects spanning multiple stakeholders across industry, government and the private sector. Policy Partners specialises in policy, strategy, economic and performance.