In order to maintain quality extension services to growers, extension systems in the Australian rice industry need to be reviewed on a periodic basis. This research will be a thorough review of the current performance of rice industry extension, aiming to identify the best practice techniques and technologies that are needed to refine the current system. The proposed review will be an iterative process beginning with an assessment of research already done in the field. Salient issues from this will form the basis of an analysis of current progress with key stakeholders. A broadbased survey of growers will be used to validate the proposed recommendations that emerge, which will then be presented for consideration by the RRDC. The research will be conducted with a view to providing a decisionmaking framework for funding extension activities and assuring communication and adoption of rice industry relevant research outcomes.
Charles Sturt University
This review aims to provide the RIRDC Rice Research and Development Advisory Committee (RRDC) with a strategic framework to drive efficient and effective communication and adoption of RIRDC Rice Program research, and research more generally in the rice industry. This outcome will be delivered by providing a report of recommendations to the RRDC meeting in November 2011. This will be followed by a peerreviewed journal publication and a RIRDC final report for the project.
Project Start Date
Friday, September 30, 2011
Project Completion Date
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Journal Articles From Project
Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Adoption of R&D
RIC-Extension, sustainability and human capital