I’m proud to introduce to you the Murraylands Food Alliance (MFA).
The Murraylands Food Alliance (MFA) is a collective of the Murraylands biggest food producers, processors and manufacturers. Collectively we produce more than 48 per cent of the Murraylands gross regional product.
As MFA members, we see an opportunity in collaborating to develop strategies which will increase the competitiveness of the Murraylands Food Industry. Collectively we directly employ more than 3,300 staff with flow on effects resulting in an additional 1,700 jobs in the region.
Members are involved in different aspects of the food value chain.
From primary production of animal and horticultural product, to value adding food manufacturers, packers, processors, wholesalers and retailers; all of whom combine to generate local jobs in the region and provide food to national and international markets.
All members agree that the Murraylands is a great place to do business. The level of industry support, available infrastructure and community have all contributed to their individual success. Nevertheless the pressures of today’s business environment mean that there is a need to be vigilant in looking for ways to improve their individual and collective competitiveness, and as a result members see value in being part of the MFA.
MFA members have high potential for growth and ambitions for the next five years are strong. Current estimates indicate a combined growth rate of 22.7 per cent or a compound growth of 4.2 per cent. This will see the MFAs direct output from the region increase from $910.5 million to around $1.1 billion.
Murraylands Food Alliance members are strongly committed to increasing the competiveness of the Murraylands Region and ensuring the Murraylands develops a reputation as premium producer of clean green food and wine.
Chair, Murraylands Food Alliance
Chief Operating Officer,
Thomas Foods International