NY12002 - Building Industry Capacity through the Nursery Production Farm Management System 2012/2013

Building Industry Capacity through the Nursery Production Farm Management System(NPFMS) 2012/2013 aimed to drive greater engagement, recognition and adoption of the NPFMS across the production sector of the Australian nursery industry. The NPFMS includes three key programs: Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme, Australia (NIASA), EcoHort (Environmental Management System for the Australian production nursery industry) and BioSecure HACCP (on-farm biosecurity system for the Australian production nursery industry).

This project was segregated into ten interrelated sub project that formed the basis of an Annual Operating Plan (AOP) following a defined consultation process which involved regional Associations and levy payers to ensure relevance of issues in relation to project needs and expectations, as well as alignment with theNursery Industry 2010–2015 Strategic Plan.

The AOP was overseen by the National Accreditation & Certification Committee (NACC) which met twice during the project (5 December 2012 and 26/27 June 2013). This committee also provided input on future opportunities and challenges impacting growth and adoption of the NPFMS.