Horticulture in the murray darling basin can help you enjoy your outdoor space.
In a recent poll by the Home Improvement Association of Australia, you’ve spoken! As you know, it’s not easy to get the vote, but it’s important to know the outcome when it comes to what the association is calling ‘Home Improvement’s Top 10 Trending Products and Buys’.
While there was no shortage of great products to choose from, one was an obvious winner. It’s our own Murray Darling Basin, with the Murray Darling Basin Horticulture Industry Association.
The Murray Darling Basin Horticulture Industry Association was born out of a need to represent the industry with the Federal Government and State governments.
Murray Darling Basin Horticulture Industry Association (MDBHIA)
It is now the peak organisation representing the horticulture industry in the Basin, engaging with all levels of Government on critical issues and leading the industry to a more prosperous future.
And there is good news: Horticulture is the top voted-for home improvement activity for 2016, with over 44 percent of votes.
And the MDBHIA is also the top organisation representing the horticulture industry. You know us, as you’ve seen us representing industry through our role at the Australian Horticultural Greenhouse Industry Summit (AHIGIS) at the national capital.
While the association’s president, Peter Kloosterman, says ‘it’s only a matter of time before we are able to say we are the largest horticulture association in the country’, he is confident in the industry’s future success.
As he explains, MDBHIA has already been able to implement many positive changes:
For the past eight years, the MDBHIA has been able to increase the profile of the horticulture industry in Australia and provide important information and solutions to the industry and its customers.
As a result, we have seen a significant increase in exports, a reduction in the number of job losses and higher levels of local production and jobs.
The MDBHIA has been a vital part of these positive results for our industry, but now we have reached the point where we need to begin thinking about how we can capitalise on the positives and look to the future of the industry.
‘The MDBHIA is ready for its next stage,’ says MDBHIA secretary, Craig Wilson. ‘We’ve recently released new and improved job information and are keen to share it with the industry.
‘We also want to use this opportunity to highlight the successes of our industry and how we are going to capitalise on this, as the industry continues to grow and mature.
‘And we will also use this time to strengthen the MDBHIA to work harder than ever to provide the best possible support and solutions for the Australian horticulture industry and its customers.’
As a company that has been actively involved in the MDBHIA since its first stage, we recognise the MDBHIA’s role in assisting our industry.
And now, as we are facing unprecedented challenges around the world, it is important that we make the most of this opportunity to share positive news, and to give credit to all of those who have contributed to the success of our industry over the years.
So, we invite you to read our release and to use this time to recognise the positive changes in our industry, and to celebrate its success. We also encourage you to share the MDBHIA’s new and improved job information with your local market, and to use it as a tool to grow the horticulture industry.
The release will appear in the January issue of Australian Exporter and is available for download on our MDBHIA website.
If you need more information about the MDBHIA and its programs and services, contact the MDBHIA on 1300 123 122 or visit their website.
MDBHIA News - February 2013
2013 is the third year of the Australia Exporter and has been an exciting time. In that time, we have witnessed the successful completion of some significant programs and we continue to strive for more success and achievements.
So what has happened since the beginning of 2012, when we celebrated Australia Exporter’s second birthday? What have been our achievements? What have been the challenges?
In 2012, we focused on our members and what they need, as well as their success as exporters. Our membership now stands at 12,000. This is a significant milestone that we are proud of, as there are only about one in every five exporters currently participating in the program.
We also focused on the development and implementation of new programs. Our commitment to you, the exporter, is the same today as it was on our first birthday. We want to work with you to help you reach your full potential.
The Australian Business Hall of Fame was established in 2012 and the MDBHIA is proud to sponsor it. If you are interested in being part of the Australia Exporter Hall of Fame, and if the MDBHIA is the trade association for your exporters, then this is for you. There will be a few other opportunities to become a part of the Hall of Fame in the near future, and we encourage you to make the most of this.
The MDBHIA has also continued to focus on the needs and issues of your industry and the challenges that you face.
In December 2012, we also established a dedicated industry support division to help you, the exporters. Our support divisions provide a range of services and resources, but the one that is most pertinent to you is the Australia Exporter Forums, where you can access important information and advice.
As well as this, we now have access to an online magazine where you can keep up to date with the activities of the MDBHIA and what's happening in the wider global trade community. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it is called The MDBHIA e-Newsletter. And finally, there is also an exporters hub on this website where you can have all your company data entered into one place.
The first 50 or so organisations have signed up for the website, and we look forward to doing the same for you.
At the annual exporters conference, a number of you attended our focus groups and you shared your ideas on how you would like to be able to focus your marketing activities in more specific ways. It was a topic that was not one that was covered at the 2011 exporters conference, so it is one that we are keen to get more involved in. As soon as we are able to do that, you will be the first to know.
The MDBHIA is working hard to ensure