Strategic RD&E Plan pillars

Clever Cotton, CRDC's Strategic RD&E Plan 2023-28, charts an ambitious new course through three pillars of investment – PADDOCK, PEOPLE, PLANET – drawn from the Australian cotton industry's sustainability framework. Each pillar contains three themes, creating nine key investment areas.

The three pillars and nine themes are distinct and interconnected. Each supports the other while directly targeting bold strategic priorities and outcomes to meet the ambitions of the cotton industry and our communities. 

Paddock People Planet

To learn more about each of the pillars, click the links to the right of the page or view the Strategic RD&E Plan 2023-28.

For more information on the current research projects underway under Clever Cotton, download the list of CRDC RD&E Investments