Research, Development and Extension (RD&E)
PPSA recognises the importance of RD&E to the ongoing viability and vitality of primary industries.
Therefore it is critical that commitments made under the National Primary Industries RD&E Framework are honoured and delivered and extension of research is appropriately resourced.
It is also vital that industry representatives (primary producers) are able to provide adequate input and direction to research bodies – including universities, SARDI, CSIRO and industry research and development corporations – so that research and development activities are useful, effective and likely to lead to adoption “on the ground”.
RD&E will continue to be an area of interest to PPSA and its member groups.
The Ag Excellence Alliance continues to provide a valuable forum for its many member groups active in this area, adding to some significant work done by industry research and development corporations.