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Representing the interests of the summerfruit industry on a national and international level

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Recognised by the government, Summerfruit Australia Limited (SAL) is the industry voice and peak body for summerfruit growers. SAL represents the summerfruit industry on a national and international level.

SAL works closely with other interested groups, government and supply chain partners to maximise profitability for the industry.

It was initially formed in 1994 as Australian Fresh Stone Fruit Growers Association (AFSFGA), a federation of state organisations. In August 2003, the Association decided to change its corporate structure to a national company limited by guarantee. It’s leadership is democratically elected directly by growers and it has a national office based in Albury, NSW. 

SAL is a communications channel, a lobby group, a provider of technical information and a promoter of summer fruit as a healthy nutritious fruit.

Regular meetings are held with the government and other committee members to advance the industry perspective on important issues, such as:

  • market access for Australian fruit
  • fair access to irrigation water
  • protecting Australian horticulturists from the risk of exotic pest incursions

Industry research and development funds are directed through the Summerfruit Industry Advisory Committee (IAC). IAC aligns proposals with the industry developed strategic plan so that investment of grower funds gives the most beneficial results.

Benefits of summerfruit
SAL recognise fresh apricots, nectarines, peaches and plums as part of the summerfruit varieties. Some of the benefits of summerfruit to the overall health and well being includes:

  • rich in vitamins A, C and E
  • great source of dietary fibre and potassium

 

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