The Tasmanian Government has released its White Paper on Growing Tasmanian Agriculture – Research, Development and Extension for 2050.
The White Paper forms the blue print for achieving the productivity improvements required to grow the value of Tasmanian agriculture tenfold to $10 billion by 2050.
The White Paper sets out future directions for Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) under four broad areas:
measures to increase the sustainable growth and productivity of Tasmanian agriculture and food sectors
connecting industry and our public provider the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)
maximising the use of our research farm capacity, and
improved evaluation of impact and performance.
Download the White Paper
Growing Tasmanian Agriculture - RD&E for 2050 White Paper (677Kb)
Background - Submissions
In May 2017 a Green Paper review into Tasmania's agricultural RD&E was launched. Submissions to the Green Paper were received from: Wine Tas, AgCap, NTDC, TAPg, Simplot, AK Consultants, CropLife, OAK, AIA, UTAS, TFGA, NRM North, NRM South, Wilson, PGT, Rogers, DairyTas, MacFrank, Ridley, Chilvers, Industry Members of TIA Advisory Board.
These submissions have informed the development of the White Paper and can be viewed below.
Collated Submissions to the RD&E Green Paper 2017 (8Mb)
For further information contact AgriGrowth Tasmania on 03 6165 3225 or email RDE@dpipwe.tas.gov.au