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About The Australian Ginger Industry Association 2017-06-13T11:31:59+00:00
ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN GINGER INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

The Australian Ginger Industry Association (AGIA) acts as a Peak Industry Body (PIB) representing a non-profit membership organisation.

We strive to achieve a world-leading position and recognition for producing ‘Food Safe Quality Ginger’.

Our Strategic Plan guides our future direction targeted at production, extension and advocacy for Australian ginger.

Our organisation consists of volunteer growers and a part-time industry development officer, Russ Parbery. Governance is overseen by a volunteer grower management committee and the Australian Governments Rural Industries Development Corporation (RIRDC).

We were previously known as the Australian Ginger Growers Association (AGGA) which was formed in 2000 and became incorporated in 2004. In 2010 the name changed to AGIA to reflect the introduction of a grower funded research and development levy.

OUR OBJECTIVES

ginger-smallTo increase consumption and promote market expansion;

ginger-smallTo use industry levy in an efficient, effective and accountable way;

ginger-smallTo promote the interests of ginger workers in Australia including growers, suppliers and affiliated businesses;

ginger-smallTo act as a central source of information and resource exchange and

ginger-smallTo monitor and develop or assist in developing training opportunities to its members.

There are many benefits of being a member of AGIA. As a member you will receive the AGIA Newsletter which covers a wide range of matters affecting the industry and helpful information. You will also gain access to a ‘Members Only’ area  and get invited to industry meetings, workshops and field days.
For more information please “Contact Us” or if you are ready to join send us a “Membership form“.
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OUR INITIATIVES

AGIA has partnered with RIRDC (Rural Industries Research & Development) to guide Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) investment raised from a ginger statutory grower levy.

Industry research and development investment is directed through the RIRDC Ginger R & D Advisory Committee. This committee aligns projects to the ginger industry strategic plan to ensure the best value to ginger levy payers.

All industry initiatives by AGIA are funded by a grower levy which recieves co-contributions from the Australian Government. Levies are payable on fresh ginger, seed ginger and processing ginger produced or sold in Australia. THe levy payable is 0.05% of the sale price per kilogram at the first point of sale. For more information on visit the Department of Agriculture’s information sheet on the ginger levy.

AGIA provides a range of core extension services to the Australian ginger industry, that are largely funded through levies that include innovation and technical services, industry communications and advocacy.

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OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Members of the AGIA are passionate about building a strong industry and to promote the benefits of using ginger.

Our management committee works all year on projects and matters arising from their monthly management meetings. Much of the Management Committee’s work and achievements on behalf of all industry is made available in the “AGIA Newsletter” and in the members “Log In” area.

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS

AGIA embraces and promotes innovative, responsible farming and business practices and work closely with our R & D partners to provide technologies and information to ensure that we lead the industry forward.

SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS

To help our members bring the very best ginger to the market we have great support by our Supply Chain Partners. Together we bring the very best ginger in the world to the market.

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