CRDC Strategic RD&E Plan 2018-23


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 the Inside Cotton website, CRDC's electronic library.