AUSTRALIA’s wool growers are being asked to state their priorities and ideas on keeping wool profitable via an online survey that will be open until Sunday August 16.
Australian Wool innovation and its Woolgrower Consultation Group (WCG) want growers to complete an online survey as an integral part of ‘Wool 2030’ – a long-term 10-year strategic plan.
AWI said the results of the survey will play a major role in developing Wool 2030. The WCG and their ‘next generation’ representatives are overseeing the project, which was one of the recommendations arising from AWI’s 2018 Review of Performance and Governance.
The survey seeks to gather views on where the industry should be in 2030, what opportunities and threats the industry faces over that time, and what key activities need to be undertaken to ensure the industry’s prosperity, AWI said. The survey should only take 15-20 minutes to complete. Click here to do the survey.
AWI said the survey seeks to gather views on where the industry should be in 2030, what opportunities and threats the industry faces over that time, and what key activities need to be undertaken to ensure the industry’s prosperity. The survey should only take 15-20 minutes to complete.
AWI chief executive officer Stuart McCullough said the whole purpose of the plan is to keep wool profitable and sustainable.
“AWI wants to hear from growers from across Australia on their priorities and ideas to ensure wool remains a profitable land use choice.”
The WCG and their next generation representatives recently completed a series of five webinars exploring key areas to be included in ‘Wool 2030’.
AWI said the plan is for the benefit of Australian wool growers as they are AWI’s primary stakeholders and levy-payers. It will principally cover issues related to wool production, but also some downstream activities in which wool growers have a strong stake, such as traceability systems.
You can learn more about the project at https://2030.wool.com/. You can also sign up to be kept informed of developments in the project.
AWI said its approach to developing the Wool 2030 plan has had to be adjusted in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak, which has restricted its team’s ability to run workshops and other face-to-face events to seek input. It is hoped that if and when travel restrictions permit, it will be possible to hold some regional workshops in coming months, AWI said.