AUSVEG is the national prescribed peak industry body representing the interests of Australian vegetable and potato growers.
Committed to securing the industry's future, AUSVEG currently has three roles:
- agripolitical advocacy and representation on behalf of vegetable and potato growers
- research and development (R&D) associated services; and
- service provision.
In its role as agripolitical advocate, the organisation represents the interests of growers to government. An important aspect of this role is assisting in making sure the National Vegetable Levy and National Potato Levy are invested in research and development (R&D) that best meets the needs of the industry.
AUSVEG also delivers national communication and environmental projects on behalf of the industry, with funding from a range of sources including government grants, sponsorship and levies.
In an effort to enhance outcomes for growers, AUSVEG has forged strategic partnerships with a number of leading agribusinesses and services providers throughout the vegetable and potato industry supply chain. These partnerships provide mutual benefits for both the vegetable and potato industries and those agribusinesses in the supply chain the organisation partners with.
In addition to strengthening links throughout the supply chain, these relationships facilitate closer collaboration on research and development (R&D) initiatives which ultimately benefit growers and the broader industry.
In its role as the national peak industry body for vegetable and potato growers, AUSVEG has also developed relationships with a variety of horticultural organisations, industry associations and bodies.
AUSVEG industry associations include its memberships to Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and Plant Health Australia (PHA), and relationships with the:
- Potato Processing Association of Australia
- Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers (BFVG) Cooperative Limited; and
- the Northern Territory Horticultural Association (NTHA) Incorporated.
AUSVEG's relationships with these industry organisations enable strong linkage throughout the industry and benefit growers and the wider industry.