26 April 2021
In September 2020, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the Federal Liberal National Government made a decision to form of a new company, Agricultural Innovation Australia (AIA).
AIA's founding members are Australia’s 15 Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs), which span the agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.
RDCs have helped drive agricultural innovation since 1989. They allow the Australian government and primary producers to co-invest in research and development.
There are 15 RDCs:
- 5 Commonwealth statutory bodies (including Wine Australia and Grains Research and Development Corporation)
- 10 industry-owned companies (including Australian Pork, Dairy Australia and Australian Wool Innovation)
AIA will capitalise on cross-industry opportunities to drive productivity, sustainability and profitability in agriculture by leveraging the power of collaboration.
This new, nationally focused, whole-of-sector approach to agricultural innovation will increase impact on-farm and along the supply chain.
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