Australian melon growers produce fresh and tasty fruit from the very best soils and climate in Australia with partnerships from all levels of the supply chain to produce melons that the industry is proud to say is the most versatile and delicious fruit for Australiaís consumers.
The Australian Melon Association is the peak industry body for the melon industry in Australia. With over 250 Australian melon growers, AMA represents their members to all levels of government and the supply chain. Membership also includes wholesalers, service providers, marketers, consultants, and researchers.
The AMA was founded with the objectives of promoting and coordinating all aspects of the industry, to encourage free exchange of ideas and information and to foster goodwill among the industry.
The melon industry is working together to build a successful future for the Australian melon growers by:
The Australian melon industry is supported by a range of sponsors who support the melon industry through in-kind and financial contribution. Melon growers are encouraged to support those buisnesses who support them.
Strong partnerships are the key to success.
The NSW Food Authority is advising consumers who are most vulnerable to Listeria infection such as older persons, and people who have weakened immune systems due to illness or pregnancy, to avoid eating rockmelon after a recent spike in listeriosis cases in elderly people has been linked to the fruit.
The Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) program is for growers to develop their skills in leading their industries and their own businesses. It is a collaboration of industries – melon, pineapple, banana, avocado, passionfruit, strawberry, persimmon, mango and lychee. All these industries will come together to learn and share their experiences.
The Australian Melon Industry Export Plan describing the market opportunities in five selected countries, as well as other possible export markets.
This report outlines the opportunities for Australian melons in Japan.