Give your industry a voice, ABA memberships due now

Orchard-harvest resized

Memberships to the Almond Board of Australia are now due. For the first time we have aligned our call for memberships with the crop year (March 1, 2024 to February 28, 2025). As harvest hits top gear, so does the myriad of activities planned for the year by the ABA staff.

There are a range of benefits that come from signing up as a member including discount rates for the biennial Almond Conference which is in Adelaide this year from October 2-4.

While levies collected underpin research and development as well as our highly successful marketing program, memberships are used to resource key activities like advocating on behalf of industry on issues like beehive movements, water availability and defending growers’ social license to grow. Never before has it been as important to advocate, educate and facilitate on a wide range of issues on behalf of members. Dealing with supply chain stakeholders including politicians, bureaucrats, public servants, other peak industry bodies, retailers, manufacturers and the public, takes time and requires significant resources.

The ABA can proudly claim to have tackled issues with a united voice over many years and memberships are an integral funding source for this work. 

By signing up you are also eligible for a range of formal roles and responsibilities within the ABA, including:

  • The ability to be nominated to the ABA board of directors.
  • Sit on one of ABA sub committees:
    • Water
    • Pollination
    • Sustainability
    • Production
    • Processing
    • Plant Improvement
    • Chemicals
    • Market Development
    • Almond Centre of Excellence (ACE)
  • Special invitations to industry events and meetings.

You will also receive monthly Almond Bytes e-newsletters, quarterly In A Nutshell e-magazines, grower notices and export reports, along with a subscription to the Australian Nutgrower Journal.

Click here to access the membership form and further information.

Tim Jackson

Almond Board of Australia, CEO