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The Agribusiness Council

 

From 2015 the Agribusiness Council consists of eleven (11) Councillors elected directly by the members voting in annual elections. From 2016 onwards, one third Council positions will be elected by members annually every year, to hold office for three (3) years (or as otherwise determined by members giving proper notice for decision at an Annual General Meeting of members.


Each year, the new ACA Council will elect a Chair and Deputy Chair from amongst the elected Councillors.


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Agribusiness Council

Agribusiness Council (13 Members)

 

Agribusiness Council - Elections

 

Elections for the Agribusiness Council will be held from October to December of each year, for a term of three (3) calendar years for a term of office commencing 1st January following the declaration of the polls. Each year the poll will be declared at 5:15 PM AWST on 21 December.


Councillor's Duties

 

Each Councillor will be directly elected by financial members of the ACA. Using pre-qualification criteria, every effort will be made to ensure the candidates contesting positions will comprise a good spread relevant agribusiness industry skills and experiences (i.e. from a community-of-interest typical of the full range of agribusiness industries). In effect, each councillor will have expertise from different industries making up the wider agribusiness sector to ensure that all agribusiness-related industries are best included as members of the Agribusiness Council. This will best enable a united way forward for a very large and complex industry.

All candidates nominating to contest Council elections shall be required to pre-qualify for Council elections. Only current financial ACA "Career" members are eligible to nominate for election to the Agribusiness Council. Each candidate must demonstrate a high standard of skills and competencies in the areas they will be representing, as follows:

COUNCILLOR ROLES IN THE AGRIBUSINESS VALUE-CHAIN (SEQUENTIAL BUSINESS ACTIVITIES)


Input Suppliers


Councillor: Ag-Suppliers
Ag-Input suppliers (seed stock, breeding stock, fertilisers, fuel, chemicals, fertilisers, pharmaceuticals, machinery, etc.).
In-bound logistics (to farmers, fishers, and foresters)


Farmers

Councillor: Farming
Farmers
Horticulturists, Orchardists and Plant Nurseries
Apiarists

Fishers

Councillor: Fishers
Professional Fishers
Recreational Fishers
Ocean, Estuarine, Rivers, and Freshwater Lakes & Dams


Foresters


Councillor: Foresters
Private Forestry
Public Forestry
Agro-Forestry


Outbound Logistics

Councillor: Outbound Logistics
Food processors, timber mills, food & fibre value-adding
Food warehousing, cold chain logistics, FMCG logistics
Produce wholesaler and auction markets


Retailing


Councillor: Retail
Retail supermarkets
Farmer's markets, food vendors
Restaurants, catering, and food service
Stevedores


COUNCILLOR ROLES IN THE AGRIBUSINESS VALUE-CHAIN (SUPPORTING INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES)

Education

Councillor: Education
Public & private education and training
Whole-of-pathway education (K to PhD)
Higher & Further Education (Universities, TAFEs, & Schools)


 Consulting


Councillor: Consulting
Private sector consultants and advisors (agronomists, entomologists, meteorologists, soil scientists, natural resources management professionals, etc.).
Professional extension officers and organisations


Infrastructure

Councillor: Infrastructure
Transport (Road, Rail, Water, & Air)
Infrastructure (Road, ports, airports, utilities, etc.)
Energy sources, particularly Bio-Fuels

Finance

Councillor: Finance
Banking, finance, and credit unions (including trade financing)
Insurance and multi-peril crop insurance
Stock broking, currency trading, commodities trading etc.

Technology

Councillor: Technology
Research & Development, Technology, and Extension.
Information and Communications Technology
Intellectual Property, Trademark, Patents, and Commercialisation


Professional Services

Councillor: Professional Services
Management accounting & accounting
Procurement and contract management professions
Legal and other professional services (e.g. engineering, settlements agents)
Real estate and franchising


Export


Councillor: Export
Export market development and International consulting
In-market support services (offshore)
Foreign aid, capacity building, capacity development
International consulting (multilateral and bi-lateral trade agreements)

 

 


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