An economic evaluation of investment in the RIRDC Rice R&D Program 2012-2017


The project will undertake an economic evaluation of the R&D investment by the rice industry and by RIRDC over the past few years.



Research Organisation

Agtrans Research

Objective Summary

1. To define the population of completed projects funded by the program. 2. To describe each project in terms of its rationale, objectives, activities and outputs, and outcomes and impacts. 3. Identify and describe the impacts of the investment across the industry and community in a triple bottom line framework. 4. Value the impacts emanating from a selected subset of projects and conduct a cost benefit analysis using the benefits and cost from this subset of projects. 5. Carry out a cost benefit analysis using the impacts valued compared with the total investment in the project population. 6. Produce an economic evaluation report for RIRDC.

Project Code


Project Stage


Project Start Date

Monday, June 15, 2015

Project Completion Date

Monday, February 15, 2016

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Safeguarding Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

RIC-Extension, sustainability and human capital


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An Economic Evaluation of Investment in the Rice R&D Program