There is more we can do on the cost front but our clean, green and safe reputation and our human and natural resources are our great competitive advantages. However these are not givens. We need robust traceability and verification systems and top-draw biosecurity. Most of all we need innovative leaders, managers and workforces.

The Honourable Joel Fitzgibbon MP, Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs

For landholders I know it’s all about profit. If you can’t make a profit you’re not going to produce the product. And if you want to get a profit from the market, I believe that certification is going to become an increasingly important focus from a consumer-led level.

The Honourable Bruce Scott MP
Member for Maranoa

Our biggest task is to maintain the trust of the wider community. Trust in the quality of our food and fibre and trust in the ethics and the integrity of how we produce it. I see a future where our farmers will be valued for their production of food and respected for their environmental delivery.

David Crombie, farewell address as President National Farmers' Federation

Certified Land Management—designed for Australian land managers

The Australian Land Management Group’s Certified Land Management (CLM) system helps land managers, industry organisations and natural resource management agencies improve environmental and animal welfare management and provides an independent verification of performance.

Experienced trainers guide land managers to develop and implement their plan for improving environmental and animal welfare management using our purpose designed software. Accredited auditors review implementation of the management plans, ensuring the integrity of the certification.

CLM is user friendly and takes account of the land manager’s capabilities and aspirations. Land managers use CLM to develop their own plan for improving natural resource management, animal welfare, productivity and risk management. With CLM land managers can verify their environmental and animal welfare credentials.

Fitzgibbon in Roma for Agricultural Competitiveness and Landcare Forum

Improving linkages between on-farm productivity, market competitiveness and environmental and animal welfare management was the central theme of discussions between landholders, agri-business more >>

Landcare and other NRM support workers support verifying environmental and animal welfare credential

More than seven out of ten Landcare support people deem a national voluntary system for improving and verifying natural resource and animal welfare management would be greatly advantageous for more >>

Momentum building for continuous improvement through voluntary farm certification

Two recent reports emphasise the importance of continuous improvement in environmental management linked with ongoing support for innovative landholders. In their Blueprint for a more >>