Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) is funded through two investment streams, including the:
- Six State Dairy Farmer Organisation (SDFO) members of ADF; and the
- ADIC Processor Funding Agreement (sourced by the 11 largest dairy processing companies).
State Member Funding
As part of each dairying state’s national representation, its State Dairy Farmer Organisation (SDFO) provides funding on an annual basis to support ADF’s provision and delivery of national policy and advocacy. The amount of funding provided by each State Member is dependent on its size.
ADF’s State member bodies include:
- NSW Farmers Association (NSWF)
- Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation (QDO)
- South Australian Dairyfarmers Association (SADA)
- Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA)
- Victorian Farmers Federation, United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV)
- Western Australian Farmers (WAF)
In recognition of State Member investment, ADF offers support in return through the ADF Project Fund which annually invests in projects that complement ADF’s national policy, advocacy and delivers member value. ADF’s Project Fund is assessed every 12 months by a formal Review Panel to ensure the projects align with ADF’s strategic goals.
The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) provides funding for investment in projects that will improve the entire value chain’s sustainability and profitability – for the mutual benefit of both dairy farmers (ADF) and dairy processors (ADPF).
Through the ADIC Annual Investment Plan (AAIP), funds are allocated to developing and delivery policies in areas where ADF and the ADPF’s policy objectives are aligned, including:
- Food labelling systems;
- International market access;
- Highly skilled industry workforce;
- Environmental sustainability;
- Farmer engagement and membership of peak bodies;
- Animal health and welfare; and
- The development of an industry wide strategic plan.
For more information on the ADIC’s processor funding, click here.