Welcome to the ACAJ

The Australian Council of Agricultural Journalists (ACAJ) is the national umbrella organisation for a network of state-based press clubs which focus on issues affecting rural and regional Australia. The ACAJ links its members to a global network of rural journalists and communicators through the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ).

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As a beef producer in South Australia’s Upper South East and current CEO of Potatoes SA, Robbie Davis is keen to do something about Australia’s $3 billion yearly food waste problem. There is no better place to discuss the issue than at a luncheon.

It was her mission to reduce the horticulture supply chain’s $1.72 billion share of the food waste issue that saw Ms Davis named 2016 South Australian Rural Woman of the Year by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. She believes Australia is at least ten to twenty years behind other countries and there is an urgent need to identify the waste streams so that known technologies can be used to transform food waste into food products for human consumption.

Ms Davis has business experience in the private and public sectors, both domestically and internationally. Her intimate understanding of agricultural production systems, particularly sustainable whole of industry value chains from the paddock to the end-consumer, place her in a good position to identify the parts of the value chain that contribute to food waste.

Following almost ten years living and working in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei), Ms Davis was self-employed as an agribusiness consultant until her 2012 appointment as CEO of Potatoes South Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Entry to Adelaide Showground and Parking

The RA&HS now charges for visitor parking at Adelaide Showground events. However RMSA has arranged for parking in the Leader Street Car Park #2 at the discounted rate of $3.00 (normally $8.00).  To obtain the discounted rate, guests must arrive at this car park after 10.00am and depart prior to 3.00pm.  Take a ticket from the boom on entry and pay at the payment machine next to Leader Street Gate prior to returning to the car.

 

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