Rural Research and Development Policy Statement
Senator the Hon. Joe Ludwig, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry released a rural research and development (R&D) policy statement on 23 July 2012.
The rural R&D policy statement paves the way for the future direction of Australian rural R&D. It highlights the Australian Government’s enduring commitment to rural R&D, in partnership with industry.
The policy statement is structured around four themes:
- increased transparency and accountability in the Research and Development Corporations Model
- improved coordination and priority setting across the whole rural R&D system.
- an increased range of ways for pursuing productivity growth
- increased operational efficiencies and value for money on research and development investment.
The statement includes the government’s final response to the Productivity Commission’s (PC) inquiry report on Rural Research and Development Corporations and the Rural Research and Development Council’s National Strategic Rural Research and Development Investment Plan.
24 Jul 2012