PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited is the first stand-alone global affiliate of Produce Marketing Association (PMA). The overall objective of the organisation is to “connect, inform and deliver business solutions that enhance members’ prosperity”. It will do this through quality networking events, industry-wide initiatives, and providing educational and insightful information to its members that has real practical usage. Since 2005, Australian and New Zealand members of PMA have been represented by a local Country Council and in 2008, it was decided to form a new entity that, in addition to the services offered by PMA, would also offer services that were directly relevant to these regional members. This new entity, PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited was incorporated on 1st October 2009 as a non-profit company.
Australian Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries.
The Australian Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries is the national body representing Australia’s fresh fruit and vegetable Market Wholesalers. Wholesalers in each of the Central Markets operating in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney are collectively represented by individual Market Chambers. Each of these Market Chambers then comprise the membership of the Australian Chamber.
Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology
(AIFST) is a national association with a strong reputation for facilitating food learning, networking and communication regardless of company size, industry segment or professional qualification. AIFST is a member of the International Union of Food Science and Technology Organisations (IUFoST) and hosts a variety of local and national special interest groups.
Horticulture Australia Ltd.
HAL is a not-for-profit, industry-owned company. It works in partnership with Australia’s horticulture industries to invest in research, development and marketing programs that provide benefit to industry and the wider community. HAL invests almost $90 million annually in programs designed to align with the strategic investment priorities of Australia’s horticulture industries and the Australian Government’s Rural Research and Development priorities.
Resources made available by HAL:
Guidelines for On-Farm Food Safety for Fresh Produce
Horticulture Industry Crisis Management Guidelines
Produce Marketing Association
(PMA) provides business solutions that strengthen and lead the global produce community, serving the entire produce and floral supply chains by enhancing the marketing of produce, floral, and related products and services worldwide. PMA has set the standard for quality events with the annual Fresh Summit International Convention & Exposition and continues to revolutionize one of the world’s most vibrant industries.