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 three different formats:
- PDF. CRDC Annual Report 2020-21 - PDF version.
- Word. CRDC Annual Report 2020-21 - Microsoft Word version.
- HTML (via www.transparency.gov.au). CRDC Annual Report 2020-21 - HTML version.
Previous editions of this publication can be found online at the Inside Cotton website, CRDC's electronic library.