Our Industries

We have a unique role among the RDCs, as the RDC responsible for investing in research and development to promote industry growth, sustainability and resilience through innovation, learning and leadership in rural industries that do not have their own dedicated RDC, as well as high growth, emerging industries.

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Levied Industries

We produce research and innovation outcomes that aim to give our farmers and producers real returns, as well as prepare them to thrive into the future. We proudly represent 13 distinct industries and strive to deliver return on investment of their levy contributions.

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Chicken Meat

export hay being cut and bailed on farm

Export Fodder

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Thoroughbred Horses

Honey Bee & Pollination

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Tea Tree Oil

Lucerne crop

Pasture Seeds




Goat Fibre

Emerging Industries

From quinoa to marron, native food and industrial hemp, our emerging industries investment supports a diverse range of up-and-coming rural industries. Through targeted research and development, we help emerging industries in Australia grow and reach new markets. Learn how we identify and support new food and fibre enterprises to diversify the Australian agricultural portfolio and grow the value of Australia’s rural economy.

Industrial Hemp

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