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PMA Australia New Zealand

PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited is the first stand-alone global affiliate of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) - the leading global trade association serving the entire produce and floral supply chains by enhancing the marketing of fresh fruits, vegetables, floral, and related products and services worldwide. PMA members are buyers and sellers from every segment of the produce and floral supply chain.
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 and providing educational and insightful information to its members that has real practical usage. The organisation is actively involved in improvements in food safety and traceability, encouraging greater consumption of fresh produce and helping companies attract and develop talented people.
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Horticulture New Zealand

Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) is an industry association representing New Zealand's 5,500 commercial fruit and vegetable growers.

New Zealand horticulture is a $5 billion industry and New Zealand's fourth largest export industry. We export 60% of production with a total value of $2.6 billion to more than 120 countries.

The industry has a reputation for innovation, quality, early adoption of new technology and smart response to market demand. The industry has a production area of more than 100,000 hectares. Major exports include kiwifruit, apples, avocados, onions, buttercup squash, processed vegetables and potatoes. Citrus, summerfruit, berryfruit and olive oil are developing export products.

HortNZ monitors changes in Government policy on behalf of our members, promotes the development of the horticulture industry, makes submissions to central and regional government, gives policy advice and aims to influence change for the benefit of growers.

HortNZ publishes industry magazines "The Orchardist" and "NZGrower" and runs New Zealand GAP, a product certification programme benchmarked to GLOBALGAP. About 80% of the produce grown in New Zealand is covered by a third party assurance certification programme.

HortNZ is funded by growers via a levy on sales, is governed by a board of eight, all of whom are growers and operates with a staff of 18 based in New Zealand's capital, Wellington.



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The Australian Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries

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.
The operations of the Australian Chamber are overseen by an Executive Board comprised of seven members consisting of a President, Vice-President and five Directors. Members of the Executive board collectively represent each market Chamber, while the Chief Executive Officers of each Chamber also play an important part in progressing issues being addressed by the Australian Chamber.
United Fresh New Zealand Incorporated

United Fresh has over 20 years’ experience supporting and promoting the fresh produce industry in New Zealand working with the entire produce value chain, from grower to consumer, providing leadership on pan-produce issues.

As New Zealand’s pan-industry organization, United Fresh is governed by an Executive Committee of representatives from each sector of the industry including growers, wholesalers, retailers, export and service.

United Fresh provides valuable relevant services to members and the industry including the work carried out to raise consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables via The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust.
Food Safety and Traceability are worked through founding membership of the International Federation for Produce Standards, while global promotion strategies are shared as co-chair of the International Fruit and Vegetable Alliance.
Our partnership with the Heart Foundation enables members to use the Tick and 5+ A Day logos through an approval process that works to ensure members use Health Claims and Nutrition Information to their best advantage.
United Fresh also works closely with Government including, the Ministry for Primary Industries on pan-industry issues and the Ministry of Health through our management of Fruit in Schools, providing over 12 million pieces of produce to schools annually.
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