Partner Profile: Australian Banana Growers Council
The Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) is the national industry development organisation for the banana industry. It’s focus is on leading and representing banana growers to ensure a profitable and resilient industry future.
The voice of the banana growing industry
The banana industry has a strong reputation for adopting environmental best management practices. There are increasing numbers of growers implementing best management practices on their farms with the industry having reduced the rate of nitrogen application by 40% over the last 10 years.
While this is an outstanding achievement, it is recognised there is room for improvement and the ABGC and the banana industry continue to work toward improved water quality and health of the Great Barrier Reef.
The ABGC Water Quality Strategy 2017-2020 for the North Queensland banana industry focuses on extension and working with growers to help them improve their adoption of sustainable nutrient and sediment management practices. The strategy is part of a broader effort to improve the quality of water flowing into catchments around the Great Barrier Reef.