NT plantation company African Mahogany Australia were finalists in the Chief Minister’s 2017 NT Export and Industry Awards

African Mahogany Australia (AMA), were finalists for the NT Export and Industry Awards Industry Innovation Award for their use of integrated land management technologies. AMA is an agribusiness management company managing the world’s largest African mahogany timber plantation estate along with cropping for cattle feed production. Formed in 2006, the NT-based company of just three employees manages more than 14,000 hectares of timber plantations, produces more than 15,000 tonnes of hay and partners with local cattle producers to graze 3,500 head beneath their plantations. This integration of commodities allows AMA to optimise land productivity through smart, sustainable partnerships in the farming community. In the last 12 months AMA has achieved a significant number of milestones including leading a research and development project to optimise wood products; increasing the capital value of the lands they manage with no capital outlay, achieved through grazing and hay production; and reducing fire risk, weed control costs, chemical use and herbicide resistance in their plantations. This was all achieved while improving the productivity of their long-term product – high value timber.

AMA were excited to be part of the awards and look forward to further integration of technology and innovation into their property management.

AMA's Regional Manager Chris Oliver (L) and CEO Frank Miller (R), finalists in the Chief Minister's Northern Territory Export and Industry

AMA's Regional Manager Chris Oliver (L) and CEO Frank Miller (R), finalists in the Chief Ministers Northern Territory Export and Industry Awards, Darwin, 21 September 2017

Last updated: 16 October 2017