Agricultural Research, Development and Extension Principles and Investment Strategy: 2018-19 to 2022-23The Agricultural Research Development and Extension Principles and Investment Strategy provides the principles and strategy to guide the Tasmanian Government’s investment in Research, Development and Extension (RD&E). Within this strategy an Agricultural Innovation Fund has been established to address emerging opportunities and issues that will directly impact Tasmanian agriculture.
The Strategy delivers against three of the identified actions from White Paper on Growing Tasmanian Agriculture – Research, Development and Extension for 2050. This White Paper sets out the Government’s future direction for agricultural RD&E.
White Paper, Growing Tasmanian Agriculture – Research, Development and Extension for 2050
The White Paper sets out future directions for RD&E under four broad areas:
- measures to increase the sustainable growth and productivity of Tasmanian agriculture and food sectors
- connecting industry and our public provider the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)
- maximising the use of our research farm capacity, and
- improved evaluation of impact and performance.
These strategic documents form part of the blue print for achieving the productivity improvements required to grow the farm gate value of Tasmania's agriculture to $10 billion by 2050.
Background - Submissions
In May 2017 a Green Paper review into Tasmania's agricultural RD&E was launched. Submissions to the Green Paper were received from: Wine Tas, AgCap, NTDC, TAPg, Simplot, AK Consultants, CropLife, OAK, AIA, UTAS, TFGA, NRM North, NRM South, Wilson, PGT, Rogers, DairyTas, MacFrank, Ridley, Chilvers, Industry Members of TIA Advisory Board.
These submissions have informed the development of the White Paper and can be viewed below. Collated Submissions to the RD&E Green Paper 2017