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Wild macadamia conservation in the spotlight in latest video campaign

As a young boy growing up in Australia in the 1940s, macadamia industry pioneer Ian McConachie would climb his neighbour’s fence to steal macadamias from their backyard tree. What he didn’t realise back then was that the macadamia would become his life’s work and that his efforts to conserve endangered wild macadamia populations would be crucial to the industry’s future. Read More >>

September 2022 market report

The 2022 global crop is forecast to be up 12% on the 2021 season, driven primarily by forecast increases in the South African and Chinese crops. This is despite Australia forecasting a 10% decrease compared with last season as a direct result of the severe weather and flooding in NSW and southeast Queensland. Read More >>

Australian macadamia crop on track for 49,340 tonnes

The Australian macadamia crop is on track to reach 49,340 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% (52,900 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture). The original crop forecast of 54,930 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% (58,900 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture) was reduced by 10% in late April following severe weather and flooding in NSW and South East Queensland. Read More >>

Australian macadamia industry welcomes new CEO

Australia’s macadamia industry is delighted to welcome Clare Hamilton-Bate to the role of Chief Executive Officer following the departure of Jolyon Burnett last month after 14 years at the helm. Clare comes to the position with a background in horticultural science, and extensive experience in executive roles in all sectors of horticulture, from farm to consumer, as well as industry and association management in the UK, Australia and internationally. Read More >>

June 2022 market report

The 2022 global crop is forecast to be up 6.4% on the 2021 season, despite challenging weather conditions in the two largest producing origins. The initial crop forecast published for the Australian 2022 season predicted a crop of 54,930 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% moisture (58,900 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture). In May this forecast was reduced by 10%, as a direct result of the recent severe weather and flooding in NSW and South East Queensland. The revised forecast is now 49,340 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% moisture (52,900 tonnes in-shell @ 10% moisture). NSW growers have been worst affected, and the prolonged rainfall which followed the two flooding events has made harvest more difficult. In contrast and despite flooding in some regions, South Africa has recently increased their forecast from 57,723 tonnes to 61,288 tonnes in-shell @ 3.5% moisture. Read More >>

Cracking the Indian market: why now is the time for Australian macadamias

For several years, the Australian macadamia industry has been focused on driving demand for macadamias ahead of a forecast rise in global supply. New market development is an important element of this strategy, and Australia’s industry has successfully executed new market development programs in China and South Korea, introducing consumers to macadamias and leveraging free trade agreements (FTAs) in both markets. Read More >>

Australian macadamias a key ingredient in new Bundaberg Campfire Rum

Iconic Australian alcoholic beverage brand Bundaberg Rum has launched a new limited-edition product called Campfire Rum, which fittingly features another Australian icon – the macadamia. The multi global award-winning distillery unveiled the product as the perfect companion for chilly nights around a warm fire, just in time for the start of the Australian winter. Read More >>
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