News & Events
The second inaugural general meeting of the Association
April 29th, 2022
The second inaugural general meeting of the Australian Dragon Fruit Growers Association was held at 276 Barrs Road, Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast. Growers and service providers from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg attended the meeting in person. Northern Territory growers and representatives of the Northern Territory Farmers Association attended the meeting online via Zoom.
The Export Manager Richard Birtill gave a presentation on his experience in the dragon fruit wholesale market. The second general meeting will be held in September 2022.
Inaugural general meeting of the Association
September 15th, 2021
The inaugural general meeting of Australian Dragon Fruit Growers Association was held at 276 Barrs Road, Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast. Growers and service providers from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg attended the meeting in person. Northern Territory growers and representative of Northern Territory Farmers Association attended the meeting online via Zoom.
The inaugural meeting confirmed the nomination of management committee members and sorted out a range of house keeping work. The second general meeting will be held on April 1st 2022.
Australian Dragon Fruit Growers Association approved
August 6th, 2021
The registration application of the dragon fruit growers association was submitted to the Queensland Office of Fair Trading in June. With some delay due to the impact of COVID-19, the application of the Australian Dragon Fruit Growers Association INC. was officially approved by Queensland Fair Trading on August 6th.
That is a milestone of Australia's dragon fruit industry!
Founder members passed the resolution to establish the Association
April 28th, 2021
A group of Australian dragon fruit growers and supply-chain stakeholders had a meeting in the Sunshine Coast to discuss the establishment of the association. The meeting passed the resolution to form an incorporated association as the representative body of Australia’s dragon fruit industry. Information about this resolution was communicated with Northern Territory growers during the Tropical Exotic Fruits Symposium in Darwin in the following month and received much support of NT growers.
AgriFutures grant to support the establishment of the Association
March 26th, 2021
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Federal Minister of Agriculture visit dragon fruit farm
March 31st, 2020
Federal Minister for Agriculture, the Hon David Littleproud MP visited Jim's dragon fruit farm in the Sunshine Coast. He is impressed with the development of dragon fruit industry in South East Queensland and encourageous for local growers to form an industry body of dragon fruit.
As a follow up,. a preliminary survey about the interest of local dragon fruit growers to establish an association was conducted by Jim in collaboration with researchers of Central Queensland University. There is much interest in local growers to establish an association to represent the industry.