Farm Table says:
AgriFutures has summarised the key new and emerging industries in which they are investing research and development funding:
- chicken meat
- honey bee and pollination
- pasture seeds
- tea tree oil
- export fodder
- thoroughbred horses
- goat fibre
‘New’ refers to small industries that have achieved limited growth. ‘Emerging’ industries have accelerating growth and can be small to medium in size.
The AgriFutures Australia new and emerging plant industries include consideration of many native plants such as wattle seed, Kakadu plum, seaweeds and native pepper as well as many newer additions to the Australian agricultural flora such as quinoa, hazelnuts and coffee.
The AgriFutures Australia new, developing and maturing animal industries cover around 40 animal species. It includes industries that are relatively new – such as sea urchin roe and camel milk, and some industries that are more established – such as game birds, working dogs, alpaca and crocodile.
About the OrganisationName: AgriFutures Australia
AgriFutures Australia is a new beginning for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. We are an organisation that proudly focuses on the future of Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and represent the interests and aspirations of farmers and rural communities.
Our vision is to grow the long-term prosperity of Australian rural industries. In practical terms, this means:
Initiatives that attract capable people into careers in agriculture, build the capability of future rural leaders, and support change makers and thought leaders.
Research and analysis to understand and address important issues on the horizon for Australian agriculture.
Research and development for established industries that do not have their own Research & Development Corporation (RDC), including the Rice, Chicken Meat, Honey Bee and Pollination, Thoroughbred Horse, Pasture Seeds, Export Fodder, Ginger and Tea Tree Oil industries.
Research and development to accelerate the establishment and expansion of new rural industries, such as Deer, Buffalo, Kangaroo and Camel Milk.