2030 Strategic Development Framework for Jujubes in Australia

South Australian Jujube Growers Association Inc

  • Project code: PRJ-012308

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, June 11, 2020

  • Project completion date: Friday, October 29, 2021

  • National Priority: NEI - New and Emerging Industries - M1


The South Australian Jujube Growers’ Association Inc (SAJGA) has received the following:
1. Encouragement from Primary Industries South Australia to first pursue export opportunities in open protocol markets such as Hong Kong and Singapore.
2. Strong encouragement to establish exports from the jujube industry in China that wishes to access fresh fruit off-season and offer processing opportunities for lower standard fruit.
These opportunities have given SAJGA a sound base to drive the establishment, growth and expansion of the Australian Jujube industry through the development of a strategic framework out to 2030 as part of achieving the Australian Government policy of building Australian Agriculture to $100 billion growth by 2030.
The project will be built on an initial International symposium of leading researchers and producers leading to the development of strategic goals, annual action programs and a research, development and extension program built on strong communications and engagement between researchers, growers, processors and the consumer. In conjunction with this SAJGA will undertake a strategic planning process to develop a ‘Strategic Blueprint’ out to 2030 that delivers a ‘road map’ to managed and sustainable industry growth that is supported by the best possible research, development and extension and strong technology transfer to ensure production is based on Best Industry Practice.


New and Emerging Industries

Research Organisation

South Australian Jujube Growers Association Inc

Objective Summary

The objectives of the project are:

  • development of a Jujube Industry Strategic Framework document out to 2030 detailing the requirements for research on cultivars and rootstocks, supply systems for planting material, targets for orchard establishment, biosecurity and agronomy, facilities required for harvest, grading, storage processing, distribution (including export), marketing and representation at national and international levels.
  • development of strong ties with national and international jujube experts in research, production, processing and marketing through an international congress to be held in South Australia.
  • development of a process for the formation/consolidation of a recognised Australian peak body.
  • development of strategic goals for the commercialisation of Australian research in Jujube processing in the area of functional foods in conjunction with Flinders University.