CRDC's new Strategic RD&E Plan for 2018-23 commenced on 1 July, 2018.
The Plan is CRDC’s primary RD&E planning document and provides a high-level overview of CRDC’s strategic direction for the next five years.
CRDC's vision is to power the success of Australian cotton through world-leading RD&E, and the Plan sets out how this will be achieved: the goals, investment approach, and planned impact.
The Plan is ambitious: over the course of the five years, CRDC aims to contribute to creating $2 billion in additional gross value of cotton production through investments in RD&E.
These investment will be split across the five key focus areas of the 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.
Previous editions of this publication can be found online at Inside Cotton, CRDC's electronic library.