AN INVITATION TO COLLABORATE
ON PROJECTS THAT CREATE A BETTER DAIRY FUTURE
Our project mission is to mobilise a collaborative team of farmers, processors, innovators and system thinkers to pioneer a sustainable dairy value-chain for the Sunshine Coast.
The last 20 years have presented the Australian dairy industry with new challenges making it difficult to farm profitably, attract and retain skilled people or introduce new innovations. The dairy industry is under pressure, however there can be a better way, with collaboration comes positive change. According to the Australian Dairy Plan’s Situation Analysis (May 2019), the following challenges were identified:
The path to a better future will require concerted and sustained collective industry action.
This is why, an open and collaborative group is forming – The Sustainable Diary Circle of the Sunshine Coast.
This is why the initiators on the Sustainable Dairy Circle are openly inviting you to join a collaborative team to solve these challenges.
The Sustainable Dairy Circle is an open, inclusive collaboration of farmers, processors, innovators and systems thinkers who want to create a better future together for the Australian Dairy Industry, starting with the Sunshine Coast.
Transform a broken supply chain into a prosperous value chain by removing pain points such as red tape hurdles and innovating for export markets.
By measuring and valuing our natural assets; soil, water and biology, we can optimise yield and quality sustainably.
Transition from a linear to circular system by designing out waste, keeping non-renewable materials in longer use and embracing regenerative farming practices.
Through improved data automation and transparency, reduce regulatory intervention, improve food safety and commercial, provenance assurance.
Promote data and knowledge sharing to avoid duplication of effort and to accelerate winning ideas. Share stories with consumers bridging the gap between city and regional living.
Create new and engaging ways to forge closer connections and build empathy between consumers, farmers, processors and distributors across the value chain.
The purpose of the Sustainable Dairy Circle collaboration is to fix a broken dairy supply chain. The Sustainable Innovation Co. will be guiding us through a 4-step innovation process that uses Design Thinking tools and a sustainability framework.
Observe: Put stakeholders at the centre of our observations:
producers, processors, distributors and consumers, so we can
Define the Problem: We analyse our observations to succinctly
define and frame our stakeholders problems.
Ideate to Solve: We use creativity tools to generate as many
solution ideas as possible.
Test and Experiment: Finally, we test our ideas early and often
so we can adjust as we learn.
Our Sustainable Innovation Path
Please join a Livecast Session via ZOOM (details provided after registration) on Wednesday April 15th to learn and decide if you would like to be a collaborator.
Participate in a discovery exercise to identify the key problems across the dairy supply chain with a focus on the Sunshine Coast.
Together, with industry peers develop solutions to create a dairy value chain from soil to consumer.
Decide and align on 2 or 3 impactful and collaborative projects, define the scope of work for each, explore funding and research options.
Decide and align on 2 or 3 impactful and collaborative projects, define the scope of work for each, explore funding and research options. Prepare pitches for funding.
Due to COVID-19 these workshop may need to be held virtually, or outdoors for health and safety reasons.
All Farmers, Processors, Innovators, Policy Makers and
System Thinkers to collaborate.
Date: Wednesday, 15th April 2020
Time: 10am to 11:30am
Where: Livecast Session via ZOOM (details provided after registration)
To collaborate register your interest today.
Sustainable Dairy Circle Initiators
Sustainable Innovation Co.
Design-Led Innovator | Collaborator | Global
Strategist Food Agility
Non-Executive Director Co-Founder of FAN
Immediate past Chair APCO Circularity Panel
QLD Manufacturing Ministerial Committee
2017 Rural Woman’s Award Recipient.
Biological farmer | Mentor | Consultant
Dairy farm owner Rural
Family Succession planner and facilitator
Strategic change strategist and innovator
Bachelor degree in Agricultural production
Certificate courses in Nutrition Farming
Centre for Growing Sustainability
Founding Director of NFP
Centre for Growing Sustainability
CAO / Principal Training Coordinator GBI
Sustainable Futures Innovator
Certified Personal Development Coach
Certified Business Development Coach
Global Boss International
Founder & CEO Global Boss International
Biological Farming Innovator
5th Generation Farmer
Sustainable Farming Educator