Our objective is to drive the discovery, development and delivery of world-class innovation to enhance the productivity, profitability and sustainability of Australian grain growers. It also benefits the industry and wider community.
The Australian grains industry in 2020-21.
Grain is the second largest agricultural industry by value, accounting for 27% of total gross value of production.
Value of exported grains
Highest yields on record for
wheat, barley, canola, chickpeas, field peas and lupins
Australia's second biggest winter crop on record
759 million tonnes
Global wheat consumption
Gross Value of Production
Number of grain farms
36,499 million metric tonnes volume of grains exported
Collaboration and partnerships
GRDC cannont undertake research in its own right and so we always collaborate with other organisations. This collaboration and co-investment enables us to:
- leverage resources and research capability
- share market knowledge, technologies and intellectual property
- reduce the risk associated with individual investments.
Our co-investors include:
- other R&D corporations
- state government departments
- private groups
- private sector.
We also have bespoke investments, for example:
We formally consult with representative organisations at least every six months and more regularly on an informal basis.
Grain production occurs across three main grain growing regions:
Each region has distinct climate, cropping and market characteristics.
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