Fair Farms appoints new National Program Manager
Growcom has announced the appointment of Sachin Ayachit as the new National Program Manager for the Fair Farms program. Mr Ayachit has a background in the delivery of certification programs, accreditations, regulatory compliance, training, and implementation of quality systems for certification schemes in the agriculture sector.
Most recently at ACO Certification (previously Australian Certified Organics) as the General Manager of Certification, Mr Ayachit also holds multiple qualifications including a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Master of Agribusiness Management, an MBA, as well as being a lead auditor for Integrated Management Systems and Internal Auditing.
Over the past 16 years he has worked with more than 4500 certified farmers to deliver certification of 10,000 products in more than 15 countries. His experience will continue to help develop and expand the Fair Farms program.
“I am excited to be starting with Growcom at this very important time for the Fair farms program,” Mr Ayachit said.
“Fair Farms is a great initiative that I think many growers will find invaluable as part of their farm management practices.
“It’s an Australian based ethical employment standard, industry-led, and it aligns with my desire to work with all members of the supply chain – especially growers.”
Growcom Chief Executive Officer Stephen Barnard said that Mr Ayachit’s credentials and experience as an agricultural industry expert in training and certification made him the perfect fit for the Fair Farms program.
“Fair Farms aims to recognise growers who are ethical and responsible employers through training and awareness and offers growers a pathway to independent third-party audit through an APSCA registered auditor – so it’s great we have Sachin for this lead role,” Mr Barnard said.
“Sachin’s experience, and focused approach to customers and all stakeholders is ideal for Fair Farms as we look to reinforce and expand the program.”
Mr Ayachit will commence work with Growcom’s Fair Farms program on 15 December 2021.
For more information about Fair Farms and to stay up to date on any special offers visit fairfarms.com.au.