Core Funded Plant Industries RD&E Plan 2015-2018


The Core Funded Plant Industries Program plan Will explain the complexity and large number of plant industries RIRDC is currently working with The need to justify investment based on return to the Australian taxpayer How RIRDC is in the process of completing business cases to establish investment priorities The current plan is a transitional document that ‘carries over’ current plant subprograms In the future subprograms will cease to exist and funding will be determined on prospectivity (e.g. feasibility study / business case results) and industry maturity (levy or similar). Plan objectives will include: 1. Feasibility studies / business cases 2. Blockages, Barriers and Breakthroughs 3. Industry building 4.Cross industry benefit Outputs from the project are: 1. Consultation results for sub program industries with lapsed plans i.e. Wildflowers and Fodder Crops 2. Two page Subprogram summaries for 5 plant industries (Essential Oils, Tea Tree, Wildflowers, Native Foods, and Fodder Crops) 3. A stand alone business case for investment in Essential Oils and Plant Extracts (GHD template) 4. A draft Core Funded Plant Industries RD&E Plan 20152018 5. A final Core Funded Plant Industries RD&E Plan 20152018


New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

AgEconPlus Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

1. To prepare a transitional Three Year RD&E Plan for plant industries supported with RIRDC 'core' funds 2. The plan will align with the draft Animal Industries 5 Year RD&E Plan 201318 prepared by Miracle Dog 3. The plan will detail the responsibilities of industry and what RIRDC will and will not fund

Project Code


Project Stage


Project Start Date

Friday, May 30, 2014

Project Completion Date

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NEPI-RD&E to generate benefit across several plant industries


Related publications


New and emerging plant industries three-year RD&E plan: January 2015 to June 2018