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Champions 12.3 is a coalition of executives from governments, businesses, international organizations, research institutions, farmer groups, and civil society dedicated to inspiring ambition, mobilizing action, and accelerating progress toward achieving SDG Target 12.3 by 2030.

Members are senior executives of these institutions, including ministers, chief executive officers, and executive directors. Executives preside over institutions that have the ability to impact food loss and waste reduction at scale and that are dedicated to meeting Target 12.3.

Potatoes South Australia are now proud to be part of the Friends of Champions 12.3 network. Click here to find out more...

 

A new $133 million 10 year research centre will target food waste to improve the future sustainability and profitability of the Australian food industry.

Food waste is a global issue with losses valued at $1.3 trillion per annum. Food waste costs Australia $20 billion each and every year and is directly affecting Australia’s reputation as a clean, green food producer.  Read more...

It is estimated that Australian households throw away almost $4,000 worth of unused food each year.

A new Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), supported by a $30 million grant from the Turnbull Government’s CRC Program, could see this wastage reduced, keeping more money in the pockets of Australian families.  Read more...

Certified seed potatoes from South Australia and Victoria have been approved for market access to our nearest neighbour, Indonesia, at recent bilateral trade discussions held in Melbourne.

Market access to Indonesia enables certified seed potato growers in South Australia and Victoria to supply the Indonesian market with potentially 85,000 tonnes of certified seed potatoes with a market value of $AUD110m annually.  Read more...

Chief Inspector Biosecurity Notice

The peak representative body for the potato industry value chain, Potatoes South Australia Incorporated, has appointed experienced Director and Chairman Dr Andrew MacDonald, as its new Independent Chair, at a meeting of the Association’s Board in Adelaide, yesterday.

Dr MacDonald replaces Mr Brian Cunningham who has been in the role since 2013.  Mr Cunningham said that the Board was very pleased to announce Dr MacDonald’s appointment as Potatoes South Australia enters into an exciting new phase of its evolution.  Read more...

 

Exotic Plant Pest: Tomato Potato Psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) and Zebra Chip (Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum) 

As a result of detections of the exotic plant pest Tomato Potato Psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) on plant material in Western Australia, I advise that Biosecurity SA has implemented a new Condition 17 of the Plant Quarantine Standard South Australia, imposing restrictions and prohibitions on hosts in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae families. This directly effects well-known products like potatoes, tomatoes, capsicums, eggplants and sweet potato. 

Condition 17 requires certification for host plant material, fruit and vegetables and associated plantingmedia, machinery and equipment that enters South Australia from Western Australia.  

The conditions are provided below and are effective from 11:59pm on 14th February 2017. If you have any questions on the entry conditions or arrangements to import fruit, vegetables and plants in the solanaceae and convolvulaceae families, please contact Biosecurity SA’s Market Access team on (08) 82077814.

If you suspect any arriving produce is affected by Tomato Potato Psyllid, call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.

For more information on Condition 17 click here.

The Association’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Boardroom, Level 1, 147 Pirie St Adelaide South Australia 5000 on Wednesday 30 November 2016 at 3.30pm.  The formal Notice of Meeting has been sent to financial full members in accordance with the Associations Incorporations Act 1985.  A financial Full Member is considered to be a current registered levy payer to Potatoes South Australia Incorporated and only full members are entitled to vote and are eligible to hold office in the Association. Non-financial stakeholders and Associate Members are also advised of the Annual General Meeting.

PSA AGM Notice 2016

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