CRDC's Annual Report for 2018-19 has today been tabled in Parliament by the Minister for Agriculture, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie.
The report outlines CRDC's investments in RD&E on behalf of cotton growers and the government in the 2018-19 year: the first under the CRDC Strategic RD&E Plan 2018–23.
During this year, Australian cotton growers and the Australian Government co-invested $24.1 million through CRDC into cotton RD&E, across 285 projects and in collaboration with 116 research partners. The investments were made in the five key areas identified in the Strategic RD&E Plan: increasing productivity and profitability on Australian cotton farms; improving cotton farming sustainability and value chain competitiveness; building the adaptive capacity of the Australian cotton industry; strengthening partnerships and adoption; and driving RD&E impact.
These investments achieved real impact for cotton growers, the industry and the wider community during 2018-19 as detailed within the Annual Report.