BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION

Industry organisations

A basis for ‘green’ claims

Currently there is no widely adopted system that provides a basis for ‘green’ claims made by industry organisations and government representatives on behalf of Australian farmers. This places all Australian farmers at high risk.

Empowers members in domestic and global markets

Players along the agricultural input and product chains, both domestically and internationally, are promoting and requiring a wide range of environmental related features. The only effective way for farmers to ensure that these systems are effective and cost effective is to take the initiative and establish an across product Australian system that is based on internationally recognised standards. This is a challenge that farm organisations can turn into a major opportunity for their members.

Helps members differentiate their products

Australia is well endowed with the natural resources and the experience, knowledge and skills required for environmental related differentiation of farm products. The ALMCS is a practical way of putting differentiation into practice.