Developing Organic Agriculture Through Research
NASAA Organic seeks to continually improve the development of organic and regenerative agriculture along the entire food system value chain. We do this through research, knowledge sharing and advisory services, practice-oriented projects and public relations work.
In working together with our partners, NASAA Organic is investing into sustainable-systems research. We partner and consult with industry, research/ advisory institutions, public bodies and non-governmental organisations in Australia and Oceania Pasifika to ensure the research is relevant and appropriate to local conditions and culturally sensitive farming practises.
The purpose of NASAA Organic’s engagement is to promote and support research in all value chains under the IFOAM Family of Standards, the principles of Organic 3.0 and related systems such as Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS), Agroecology, Regenerative, to continuously improve agriculture and food systems towards true sustainability.
NASAA Organic’s commitment to research is dedicated to responsibility for people, animals and the environment, as well as internal and external transparency and participation.
Respecting and Prioritising Farmer-led Research
NASAA Organic respects the knowledge of farmers and especially organic farmers and prioritises farmer led research, farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchange as well as on-farm trials to propel organic and sustainable agriculture.
As condition and challenges changes, continuous investment into more research and education in organic agriculture management, and its benefits for food, health, and environment is needed.
Partnering with OTARE
NASAA Organic partners with Organic Trust Australia – Research and Education (OTARE) a registered charity working on research and education in organic agriculture in Australia and beyond.
Organic Trust Australia supports projects for consumers, producers, traders and educators.