Industrial Hemp Project Development Consultant


AgriFutures Australia has identified industrial hemp as an emerging industry with the potential to exceed $10 million annual gross value of production by 2025. AgriFutures Australia considers variety performance testing and agronomy trials as a highpriority investment for the industry and intends to provide seed funding for a national hemp cultivar trial scheme. The project will deliver a report and business plan detailing the proposed national hemp cultivar trial system including technical and legal framework parameters, cost options, and financial support both inkind and cash for consideration by AgriFutures Australia.


New and Emerging Industries

Research Organisation

Stilts Pty Ltd trading as Rounding Up

Objective Summary

​The project aims to build a commercially centred and sustainable business plan for the Australian Hemp industry incorporating: 1. an industrysponsored National Cultivar Trial Scheme (NCTS) that strengthens product knowledge, grower management practices, delivers a fitforpurpose commercial variety suite and enhances industry profitability 2. ongoing cosponsorship and funding from government and private investors to actualise the business plan 3. a pathway to a national regulatory framework that facilitates the industry’s ambitions.

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Project Start Date

Friday, August 30, 2019

Project Completion Date

Friday, August 14, 2020

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NEI - New and Emerging Industries - SM1