Cross-sector partnerships

There are many common issues facing Australia’s agricultural commodities and much of Australia’s agricultural production is undertaken by mixed farming businesses. This creates the opportunity for GRDC to collaborate with other Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) and research partners across different agricultural commodities to deliver the innovation required by Australian grain growers. This is particularly the case for innovation that will contribute to Australia’s national interest.

Cross-sector partnerships are an efficient way to solve issues faced by multiple production systems, to reduce duplication of effort and to ensure there is the scale of investment that is necessary to resolve difficult problems.

These include:

Rural Safety and Health Alliance (RSHA)

Australian Pastures Genebank (APG)

Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI)