Australian Quinoa Industry RD&E Plan 2024-2029
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is an ‘ancient grain’ that was domesticated about 8,000 years ago in South America, where it became an important part of Andean...
Published: 29 Sep 2010
Author(s): Dave Reilly, Anita Reilly, Ian Lewis
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Each year, Australia imports 5,000 to 7,000 tonnes of dates. Given date palms have been successfully growing across a range of sites in Australia for over 100 years, there would appear to be significant potential for establishing an economically significant date industry in Australia.
This RIRDC report provides an overview of the Australian and international date industries. It explores market size and opportunity and identifies the challenges that will need to be overcome on the way to developing a viable Australian date industry.
The report is targeted at potential participants in the development of a date industry in Australia. This includes policy-makers, research funding agencies, research organisations, scientists, industry organisations and, innovative growers looking for a resilient crop for diversification.