RD&E capacity and ability

We invest in grains research, development and extension (RD&E) capacity and ability (C&A) activities to ensure we have continued access to the people, infrastructure and pathways that enable us to deliver on our purpose.

Our contribution to building and maintaining the necessary C&A for world class grains RD&E is a combination of targeted activities and indirect investment.

Framework

Our approach to C&A development is guided by the Capacity and Ability Framework. It’s one of four frameworks in our RD&E Plan 2019-2023.

We recognise the influence our portfolio of RD&E has on building C&A. The Framework underpins all of our investments and also supports our strategic focus on key activities, which include:

  • attracting and fostering the talent required to conduct and drive world class grains RD&E
  • supporting leadership and pathways to innovate, translate and adopt
  • facilitating access to critical infrastructure and technologies required to deliver grains R&D.

Our current activities

A selection of our current activities include:

Attract and foster the talent required to conduct and drive world-class grains RD&E. This includes the:

Support thought leadership and pathways to innovate, translate and adopt. This includes the:

Facilitate access to critical infrastructure and technologies required to deliver grains R&D. This includes the:

  • ARC Research Hub for Legumes for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Australian Grains Gene Banks (AGG) Capacity and Capability Enhancement.