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Australia’s food and fibre industries owe much of their success to research and development that focuses on Australia’s unique climatic, geographic and trading environments.

Australia’s 15 Rural Research and Development Corporations form a network that enables primary producers through effective research, development and extension, and delivers substantial benefit at the traditional farm gate, and across the economy and society equally.

Shearer and Wool Handler training

Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) Shearer and Wool Handler Training program was developed to address the persistent labour shortages in the wool industry and support regional employment.

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Southern Bluefin Tuna jobs, value boost

This Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) program helped an industry catch, transfer and farm Southern Bluefin Tuna offshore, revitalising the industry, and saving vital jobs for an iconic South Australian town.

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Wine sector flow-on a major national employer

Independent economic research commissioned by Wine Australia has quantified the direct and indirect contribution of the Australian wine sector to the national economy.

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Scholarships deepen Japan dairy trade relations

Since 1998 the Dairy Australia Japan Scholarship program has provided hundreds of staff from major Japanese dairy manufacturers and trading companies with behind-the-scenes access to the Australian dairy industry, from farm to finished product.

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Investing in cotton’s greatest resource: people

The cotton industry’s labour force is critical to sustaining the industry’s competitive advantage. Research invested in by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) led to the development of the industry’s first workforce development strategy.

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A safe, healthy environment for primary industries

Five RDCs currently collaborate to deliver the Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP), with the aim of creating healthy, safe and productive working lives in primary industries.

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Rural Innovation

The time is right to extend Australia’s competitive edge in global food and fibre, and tackle challenges such as competition, in both domestic and export markets; employment in our towns and cities; and the long-term impact of climate change on agricultural productivity and sustainability.

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