Ecological Agriculture Australia Association

The EAAA performs a function not met by other farmer entities. Its base line reflects an ecological approach to food and fibre production. We are not organic although we align with the organic sentiment. The organic movement disallows chemicals no matter what. The EAAA offers a transitional movement towards non-chemicals agriculture and as such a farm operation can gradually wean itself off chemicals and perhaps ultimately be non-chemical. At that point they can join the organic movement and become certified or stay registered as a member of the EAAA and trade within our framework.

Company details

Orange , New South Wales , New South Wales 2800 Australia

Locations Served

Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Agriculture - Agriculture Science and Research
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

The EAAA believes farming ecologically is the most appropriate road to producing healthy food and environment in a world beset with falling carbon reserves coupled with the dangers of climate change.

The EAAA also has a human ecology (or social ecology) approach which promotes the role of people and their world views as fundamental to managing change in natural resource management.

In the realm of ethics we seek to express our policy on a range of issues that exist outside our vision of how agriculture should be conducted.

With education we support programs that promote a more holistic approach to agriculture.

With the farming pillar we endorse regenerative agriculture and seek to promote it in all its guises.

This interconnectivity draws together the pillars of ecologyethicseducationfarming and food in the EAAA logo nested within the all encompassing ecology.

The Ecological Agriculture Australia Association (the EAAA) adds a new dimension to agricultural education, extension, research, and, politics.

The organisation stands between the world of industrial agriculture on the one hand, (which we have little affiliation with), and organic agriculture on the other, (which we do have affiliation with).

In essence EAAA is driven by an ecological imperative. We believe that ecology is the foundation stone of agriculture and that this science (which embraces its natural and social elements) needs to be the primary driver of all management decisions.

The EAAA’s mantra is one of looking after that which we are dependant on – in this case the biosphere.

To develop bio-diverse landscapes, biologically enriched soil, healthy food, and vibrant communities through ecologically, holistic and ethically driven processes.

The EAAA was formed in November 2009 at Orange, NSW, Australia. Its vision and objectives are as outlined below. A key foci of the EAAA are the five pillars and importantly the role of ecology both natural and social in the management of our natural resources.

The aims of the EAAA are outlined in each of the pillars, which are managed by EAAA members who expresses a particular interest in that area. We invite you to become part of the drive for a more ecologically sensitive approach to agriculture and horticulture and hence a regenerative energy in the life of rural communities.

Vision

To develop bio-diverse landscapes, biologically enriched soil, healthy food, and vibrant communities through ecologically, holistic and ethically driven processes.

Mission

To coordinate the activities of the five pillars to ensure a strong connection between the vision and the objectives as outlined.

Objectives

1. Implementation of the objectives as outlined for the pillars of the organization: ecology; farming; food; education; and, ethics.

2. To foster ways of thinking that enhance an understanding of biodiversity and its value, reflects awareness of connections and relationships, and appreciates the power of systems and emergent properties.

3. To raise the profile of ecological farming/horticulture processes and its relevance to the needs of an Australian society facing diminishing oil reserves and concerns regarding climate change.

4. To appreciate that humans are one thread amongst many threads in the web of life. To recognize and respect all forms of life.

5. To promote an ecological approach to sustainability in the interest of generations to follow.

6. To support policies that encourages the growth of communities as a fundamental component of ecological thinking and behaviour.