On 7 April, OANZ chair Doug Voss and chief executive Brendan Hoare addressed the Primary Production Select Committee about the opportunities and challenges currently facing our organic sector.
A draft report on this was approved by the Committee on 16 April and has since been presented to Parliament.
A national voice for organics
Organics Aotearoa New Zealand (OANZ) represents the interests of the New Zealand organic sector.
Member organisations include organic consumers and gardeners, Māori organic producers, the producers and processors of organic wine, juice and beer, meat, dairy, wool, fruit, vegetables, honey, herbal and personal care products, plus exporters and domestic traders in organic products.
Research shows that organic agriculture systems are much better than non-organic systems at conserving soil and water, protecting wildlife and ecosystems, and reducing pollution from farming.
Increasing the amount of land under organic management is a vital step towards ensuring a healthy natural environment now and forever.