With a current GDP of $9.3 billion, Australia’s horticulture industry is a vital foundation of the national economy. That’s why the Australian Government invests millions in the industry annually, using the Research & Development Corporation network it created over twenty-five years ago.
As Australian horticulture’s Research & Development Corporation (RDC), it is the task of Hort Innovation to invest funds on behalf of the Australian Government, levy payers, researchers, and the supply chain; identifying, brokering and managing R&D and marketing projects. It has developed the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative to expand its funding model to better equip Australian horticulture for the future ahead. It does this by facilitating collaborative cross-industry investments focused on longer-term, complex and traditionally underinvested themes identified as critical for Australian horticulture in 2025.