As part of the Future Orchards® program, the Orchard Business Analysis (OBA) collects physical and financial data from 24 orchards located in the eight growing regions in Australia. Data collected gives a snapshot of the current industry, provides a financial overview, is an opportunity to benchmark performance and reviews industry trends on production.
AgFirst have conducted the OBA since 2008. The analysis produces a set of data for orchard owners and industry to use, identifying strengths and weaknesses leading to continual improvement for the industry.
Copies of the Orchard Business Analysis reports are available to APAL members and Australian apple and pear growers on request.