CRDC’s role is to invest in RD&E on behalf of cotton growers and the government, with the outcomes boosting the productivity and profitability of our industry. RD&E, and its resulting innovations, are a key driving force behind the Australian cotton industry’s continued success.
The 2020-21 year marked the third year under the CRDC Strategic RD&E Plan 2018–23. The strategic RD&E investments that CRDC made in 2020-21 under this plan are helping to continue to drive the Australian cotton industry towards a future of innovation, increased commercialisation and digital transformation.
In 2020-21, Australian cotton growers and the Australian Government co-invested $16.9 million through CRDC into cotton RD&E, across 188 projects and in collaboration with 85 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.
In this report, we bring you an update on our progress towards our strategic goals – our investments, our innovations, and our intended impacts – three years into our Strategic RD&E Plan 2018–23.
The full report is available to view in two different file formats:
- PDF. Click here, or on the Download button below, to download the PDF version.
- Word. Click here to access the Microsoft Word version.
- HTML (via www.transparency.gov.au). Click here to access the HTML version.
Previous editions of this publication can be found online at Inside Cotton, CRDC's electronic library.