NEF and Agribusiness to explore Australia’s agricultural potential

australia 10Australia is taking initiatives to explore agricultural potential in the country. (Image source: JIRCAS Library/Flickr)The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), representing Australia’s 84,000 farmers, and Agribusiness Australia, representing individuals and corporations across the agri-food chain, have signed a MoU agreement to boost Australia’s agricultural sector

Tony Mahar, chief executive of NFF, said that the collaboration aimed to strengthen agriculture’s advocacy efforts to grow Australia's farm gate value by 70 per cent from US$63bn in 2016-2017.

“The on-farm and corporate aspects of agriculture have a mutual interest in many of the policy areas that are a priority to the NFF,” Mahar added.

“By working together with Australia’s preeminent agribusiness advocacy group, we will present a powerful, united front to the halls of Canberra and ultimately accelerate agriculture to realise its potential.”

Agribusiness Australia president Mark Allison said that the company looks forward to working with the NFF to deliver an improved, more efficient and successful agri-industry.

“Farmers and agribusinesses are co-dependents in the agriculture supply chain, and a closer working relationship and a more in-depth understanding of each others' perspectives, can only be positive,” Allison noted.

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