Primary production continues to increase in complexity. No manager can therefore be fully conversant with markets, production technology, legislation changes, environmental issues and other related issues. There is a growing need for specialist inputs from advisers and consultants.
The critical issue then becomes that there are no prescribed qualifications, no peer assessment, no requirement for ongoing professional development of advisers and consultants in primary industry and the environment.
This publication reports the outcomes of a consultation process to determine the support for and the basis of a professional accreditation scheme for advisers and consultants in the public, private and corporate sector.