Setting Directions for RD&E

​​Ag​ricultural Research, Develop​​ment and Extension Principles and Investment Strategy: 2018-19 to 2022-23

The ​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,​ Gr​​o​wing 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.

Backgro​und - 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   (8Mb)