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.
You can read more about our industry in our Annual Reports. the details of all investments during 2021-22 is available in the Project Listing.
The Australian grains industry in 2022-23.
Number of levy payers
Million tonnes grain produced
Million hectares crop sown
Total value of farm production in 2022-23
Gross value of production
Grains industry share of total gross agricultural value
Million tonnes grains exported
Value of exported grains
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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