Australian Oilseeds Federation Ltd (AOF) and Grains Australia Limited (Grains Australia) are pleased to announce they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalise a positive and cooperative working relationship.
The new MOU will deliver outcomes to benefit the Australian oilseeds industry and the broader grains industry, by ensuring a high level of collaboration, service and support between AOF and Grains Australia.
Rosemary Richards, President of the AOF said the Board of AOF will act as a reference group for Grains Australia on matters related to the Australian oilseeds industry and will provide advice and insights.
“Our focus is on generating value for the industry, and effective collaboration between AOF and Grains Australia is essential to deliver what our growers, traders, processors, researchers and consumers need.”
Ms Richards said, “Under the MOU, the AOF will also provide expertise, information and insights to support Grains Australia’s delivery of trade and market access and classification projects and other priorities related to oilseeds, oil and meal.”
Terry Enright, Chair of Grains Australia said AOF has a well-established, evidence-based platform for oilseeds research and development priorities which Grains Australia will benefit from in delivering trade and market access-, and classification-related activities.
“We are committed to working effectively with AOF for the benefit of the oilseeds industry and welcome this MOU as a formal starting point for a new valuable working relationship.”
About Australia Oilseeds Federation
The Australian Oilseeds Federation (AOF) was established in 1970 to represent the common interests of all Australian oilseed industry participants and promote the development, expansion and improvement of local oilseed production. The AOF represents players across the entire oilseed supply chain including:
- Service Providers / Research, Development & Extension
- Traders/Marketers (domestic and export)
- Processors (crushers, refiners, manufacturers)
About Grains Australia
Grains Australia delivers value to the Australian grains industry through the provision of industry good services including management of classification, trade market access, and market information and education that improves the industry’s competitiveness and profitability.
Grains Australia is an initiative of the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC). GRDC leads investment in grains research, development and extension (RD&E) in Australia to create enduring profitability for grain growers.
A partnership between the Australian Government and grain growers, GRDC’s primary objective is to drive the discovery, development and delivery of world-class innovation to enhance the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers and benefit the industry and the wider community.