The CRDC 2015-16 Annual Report has today been tabled in Parliament, and it highlights the major achievements from cotton RD&E – led by CRDC during this year.
The three cornerstones of CRDC are investment, innovation and impact. Our role is to invest in targeted and strategic research that delivers real benefits to Australian cotton growers and the wider industry, and that underpins a strong, profitable, sustainable and competitive future for cotton.
That is why, in 2015-16, CRDC invested $21 million into 290 RD&E projects in collaboration with 92 research partners and growers who conducted on-farm trials, across five key program areas: farmers, industry, customers, people and performance.
In the latest CRDC Annual Report, we outline the investment we have made in these projects on behalf of growers and the government, along with the resulting innovations and impacts.
Take these, for example: the world's first facility into cotton climate change research, which will help cotton growers prepare for future climate variability; the industry's first resilience assessment, which will help the industry adapt to change; and the industry's first workforce development strategy, which will help growers attract, retain and develop their staff—but three of CRDC's investments in 2015-16.
For these, and many other achievements, download your electronic copy of the CRDC Annual Report today (or request a hardcopy from CRDC on 02 6792 4088).