The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) has identified pomegranates as a potential new crop for Australia, and has been working with current and potential participants to plan its development.
A strategic planning workshop to explore the potential future of this industry was held in Sydney on 27 November 2008.
Outcomes from that workshop, a previous industry analysis by Colin Lye and subsequent considerations by both industry and the research community have identified priority areas for research and development. This will help ensure the sensible investment of research funds in the most efficient and effective manner to maximise outcomes for the industry.
The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) is a partnership between government and industry to invest in R&D for more productive and sustainable rural industries. We invest in new and emerging rural industries, a suite of established rural industries and national rural issues.