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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.

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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.

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