NY11014 - Business Improvement for the Nursery Industry- Retail AGCAS2

An effective, professionally represented Independent Retail channel is seen as very important for the representation of greenlife to the Australian consumer. The NGIA developed scheme AGCAS has been in existence for 14 years and is a benchmark which new businesses can align themselves with. The changes in the retail sector over the period have seen the numbers or retailers involved remain static. The program will need to become fully self funded in the future and utilise the tools developed over recent time. The NGI will be looking to add modules to the program to reflect the changes in the industry re Biosecurity and water management.
The development of new technologies in the area of data capture will be evaluated to enable easier benchmarking from Certified businesses.