AgriFutures Australia is the trading name for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), which was constituted under the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989. It is one of 15 rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) that invest public funds and industry levies in RD&E to develop Australia’s primary industries.
AgriFutures Australia supports established rural industries that do not have their own RDC, including rice, chicken meat, honey bee and pollination, thoroughbred horses, pasture seeds, export fodder, ginger, and tea tree oil industries.
In addition, AgriFutures Australia invests in research, development and extension to accelerate the establishment of emerging rural industries. The RD&E expenditure for the AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Program is primarily funded by an annual Australian Government appropriation.
AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Program is dedicated to identifying and supporting the development of new and emerging rural industries that can meet changing demand and make a valuable economic, social and environmental contribution to Australia. We’ve set an ambitious goal of identifying and supporting the emergence of agricultural industries that can reach or exceed a $10M per annum threshold in the next five years.
More information about the AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Program can be found at agrifutures.com.au/emerging-industries
AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Program is calling for applications from emerging rural industries to partner with AgriFutures Australia to increase the production capacity and value of their industry by applying research, development and extension (RD&E) to overcome technical, market, supply chain and biological constraints.
The AgriFutures™ Emerging Industries Program open call opens Friday, 27 September 2019 and closes 12 noon (AEDT) Friday, 25 October 2019.