Our vision is to grow the long-term prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities.

About AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia proudly focuses on building a rich future for Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and represent the interests and aspirations of primary producers and rural communities, delivering real value in everything we do.

Our vision is to grow the long-term prosperity of Australian rural industries and communities through:

  • Research, development and extension programs for established industries that do not have their own Research & Development Corporation (RDC), including the rice, chicken meat, honey bee and pollination, thoroughbred horse, pasture seeds, export fodder, ginger and tea tree oil industries
  • Delivering programs that proactively address sector-level challenges and opportunities including research to inform national policy issues, tech innovation and adoption, to industry challenges that require widespread engagement across the sector
  • Research and analysis to understand and address important issues on the horizon for Australian agriculture. Programs include evokeAG. and growAG.
  • Identifying and capitalising on global opportunities and challenges and encourage the uptake of new technologies to strengthen Australian agriculture’s position and future growth through evokeAG. and growAG.
  • Research, development and extension programs that enable emerging and growing industries to reach new markets and address their barriers to acceleration including the pomegranate, jackfruit, and insect industries
  • Initiatives that attract capable people into careers in agriculture, build the capability of future rural leaders, and support change makers and thought leaders. Programs include the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship and the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.

Our approach and values

We place people at the centre of everything we do. We listen, connect and collaborate with emerging leaders in agriculture, industry bodies, other RDCs and government.

Our approach is intrinsically tied to our organisational values; we are Real, Connected, Future-thinking and Positive.

Our stakeholders 

AgriFutures Australia partners with Australian rural industries and the Australian Government through the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Other stakeholder groups include research providers, the CSIRO, other RDCs, compliance agencies, supply chain companies, community leaders, individual primary producers and the general public.

Our funding 

AgriFutures Australia is primarily funded by an annual Australian Government appropriation.

Other funding sources include:

  • Industry levy funds (R&D expenditure is matched dollar for dollar by the by the Australian Government).
  • Voluntary industry contributions.
  • Other contributions come from Australian Government-specific programs, private companies, rural RDCs, state and territory governments and research providers.

These funds are invested to achieve our strategic research, development and extension goals.

Our values

Our organisation's values