1st octubre 2023 12:25 pm

1st octubre 2023 12:25 pm

Historic formation of a united voice for organic industry

In July 2023, 11 Australian organic organisations, including all the certification bodies, came together to form a united voice for Australia’s organic industry.

The Organic Industry Discussion Group (OIDG) was created to advance the interests of the organic sector, particularly the pursuit of domestic regulation. A secretariat has been resourced by Australian Organic Limited (AOL), the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA), and Organic Industries of Australia (OIA). The July meeting was the second meeting, leading to the formation of the OIDG and resulting in an agreement of all the major national organic organisations to work together cooperatively.

AOL Chair, Mike Brown, said it comes with the recognition that the industry is stronger together. “We’ve got committed, intelligent people who are passionate about organics coming together as a collective to identify opportunities and pathways for the future, which is incredibly positive,” Mr Brown said. “Our role is to bring organic to the forefront and show the benefits of how we farm because, without doubt, organic is the gold standard for sustainability.”

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