Impact assessment reports

Evaluating the impact of the investment in research, development and extension is a core business process for the GRDC. Therefore several independent impact assessment studies are commissioned each year to examine economic, environmental, and social benefits of GRDC's investment in projects. GRDC uses these impact assessment studies to understand how effectively it is delivering desired outcomes to its key stakeholders.

The guidelines used for assessing impact across Rural Research & Development Corporations (CRRDCC) have been reviewed by key economic agencies of the Australian Government including Treasury, Department of Finance & Regulation, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF), Productivity Commission and the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE).

Economic Analysis of GRDC Investments

Below is a list of links to economic analyses of GRDC investments in the following areas:

The Lentil Breeding Program

The Managing Climate Variability Program (MCVP Phases II and III)

The National Chickpea Breeding Program

The Climate Champion Program

The National Variety Trials (NVT)

National Lupin Breeding for Southern Australia

Grains Industry Research Scholarships (GRS)

Minor Use Chemicals

The Mungbean Improvement Program

Partners in Grain

The Future Farm Industries CRC: Salt Tolerant Cereals and EverCrop

The Grain Research Updates

The Harrington Seed Destructor to Target Weed Seeds (Executive Summary)

Support of the Wheat Variety Classification Scheme (WVCS)

The National Invertebrate Pest Initiative

The Australian Cereal Rust Control Program

The Functional Genomics Program

Climate Research (2002-2007)

Reducing Salinity and Recharge in Cropping Areas

Precision Agriculture Variable Rate Technology (VRT)

Breeding of Durum, Triticale and Oats (Other Cereals)

Development of Wheat Export Market for the Taiwan Noodle Industry

Western Australian No Tillage Farming Association

Summer Coarse Grains-Breeding in the Northern Region

The Australian Winter Cereals Molecular Market Program

The GRDC Soil Biology Program (Themes 1-3)

Farming Systems in the Northern Region

Oilseeds Breeding

Barley Breeding