Australian Organic Limited has been accepted to the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) as a member of the nations agricultureal peak representative body.
The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is the peak national body representing farmers and, more broadly, agriculture across Australia. It is one of Australia’s foremost and respected advocacy organisations.
Australian Organic Limited is a member owned not-for-profit industry body that supports and promotes certified organic businesses.
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 and 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.”
Australian Organic Limited General Manager Niki Ford said there is over 1,900 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.”