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About AOF

 

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About AOF

"A $5bln industry, sustainable, internationally competitive, well respected and cohesive where all participants add value through meeting market demand"

AOF Vision – Strategic Plan 2020


The Australian Oilseeds Federation Inc. (AOF) was established in 1970 to represent the common interests of all Australian oilseed industry participants and to promote the development, expansion and improvement of Australian oilseed production.  The AOF represents players across the total oilseed supply chain including:

  • Service Providers / Research, Development & Extension
  • Growers
  • Traders/Marketers (domestic and export)
  • Processors (crushers, refiners, manufacturers)
  • Consumers

AOF Value through service

The Australian Oilseeds Industry stands on a new era of growth and development.  Through improved productivity and quality, product-mix and supply-chain efficiency it has the potential to grow from the current $2.5 billion to $3.3 billion by 2015.  Since its inception in 1970, AOF members have consistently supported the Federation in its many vital and necessary functions in realising this growth.

AOF acts as a leader and facilitator.  It provides direction to the industry, improves communication and secures stronger linkages within the industry for the betterment of the industry.

AOF delivers a range of services focused on enhancing industry growth and competitiveness and providing high value to members.

The range of services include:

  • Industry issue lobbying and representation
  • Facilitating improved market access/export development
  • Industry training/education
  • Standards and protocols for trading and handling of oilseeds and oilseed products
  • Strategic plan and industry goals identification and implementation
  • Increasing industry awareness of innovations and potential opportunities
  • Information and communication to/amongst the key interest groups
  • Promoting Australian grown and Australian made oilseeds and oilseed products
  • Oilseed related R&D with government, industry and R&D bodies
  • Promoting environmentally responsible practices within the oilseed industry

AOF works for the benefit of the whole industry and, as such, its activities are based on:

  • effective positioning of the industry for competitive advantage
  • sound understanding of the needs of members
  • being flexible and responsive
  • taking account of the needs of consumers for seed, oil and meal
  • ensuring accountability and good corporate governance

The AOF provides services to the industry to help communicate the nature of and shape the environment in which the industry operates.  AOF acts as a leader and facilitator to provide direction to the industry, improve communication and linkages between the industry and catalyse the industry to work together for the betterment of the industry.  It responds to community wide issues on behalf of the industry and provides an independent and credible voice for the industry.

The AOF’s current strategic plan – Growth through Cooperation – sets out the focus and activities for the AOF over the next three years that will help the industry maintain sustainable growth in the face of the changes occurring in its local and global environment.

The values that underpin the AOF's activities are:

  • equal participation for all members
  • complete industry integration
  • partnerships with the commercial sector

The AOF vision is to assist the Australian oilseed industry position itself as:

  • profitable for all sectors
  • one with a vibrant and viable value adding sector
  • dynamic with the ability to maximise opportunities within a continually changing environment
  • one that is growing through replacement of imports and increasing exports

The AOF is active in assisting the Australian oilseed industry to be a responsible, viable, world class producer, processor and marketer of quality oilseeds and products; and in encouraging innovation and investment in research, development and extension.

The AOF is the peak oilseed industry body representing all segments of the industry.  Its functions are:

  • Administration
  • Industry issue lobbying/government representation – market access/export development 
  • Industry training/education
  • Standards and protocols for trading and handling of oilseeds and oilseed products
  • Consumer education
  • Set and manage the strategic plan and industry goals
  • Increase industry awareness of innovations and potential opportunities
  • Information and communication to/amongst the key interest groups
  • Promote Australian grown and Australian made oilseeds and oilseed products
  • Oilseed related R&D with government, industry and R&D bodies
  • Promote environmentally responsible practices within the oilseed industry