Why does ADIC feature under ADF’s website?

The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) is a collaborative partnership between dairy farmers and processors. It is the vehicle through which farmers, represented by Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) and manufacturers, represented by Australian Dairy Products Federation (ADPF), work together in areas of mutual benefit to create a more prosperous and sustainable future across the value chain, through industry and government policy development and advocacy.

ADF is the primary body through which the ADIC operates, including its communications and engagement with stakeholders, government and community. This is why the ADIC features under the ADF website.

How does ADIC = ADPF + ADF?

The ADIC partnership brings the two peak bodies representing dairy farmers and processors together; ADF and the ADPF. The partnership enables ADF and the ADPF to achieve a whole of industry approach which is important when advocating to government, and is a valuable asset to the industry.

Why can’t an ADIC policy exist without it being an ADF policy first?

Although the ADF and ADPF represent different member groups and organisations, there are a number of areas where their objectives are aligned. Each organisation has developed their own policy in relation to these areas and come together to action initiatives where their desired outcomes are shared. Therefore any ADIC policy must first be an ADF policy. For more information, click here.

How does the ADIC advocate its policies?

Under the terms of the ADIC Investment Plan funding, ADF is primarily responsible for the implementation of policy and advocacy strategies developed under the ADIC banner. Both ADF and ADPF agreed that ADF’s long standing history and expertise as the peak body for dairy farmers makes it the appropriate choice to implement the mutually beneficial plan. For more information, click here.

Does the ADIC’s activities encapsulate all of the work done by ADF and the ADPF?

The work of the ADIC does not encompass all activities undertaken by ADF and the ADPF. Further work is being done by ADF and the ADPF individually with other organisations that is beyond the mutual benefit of these organisations.

How are ADIC Board members elected?

The governing body of the ADIC is its Board, comprising eight members – four directors from the ADF and four directors from the ADPF. The ADIC Board members are elected by the members of their respective organisations to either the ADF or ADPF Board, and consequently become affiliated with the ADIC Board.

What does the ADIC Board do?

The ADIC Board has several key functions as the governing body of the ADIC, primarily to provide strategic direction and input to whole of value chain policy development. Another of the ADIC Board’s key roles is to approve the ADIC Annual Investment Plan (AAIP) and the allocation of funds to support the development and delivery of the priorities listed in the plan

How does the ADIC processor funding work?

The ADIC’s processor funding is based on a three-year contract with Australia’s 11 largest dairy processors to help fund the ADIC’s activities, through the ADIC Annual Investment Plan (AAIP). These processors provide a certain amount of funding, calculated annually. For more information, click here.

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