Development of a RD&E Plan for an Australian sunn hemp industry

Robinson, Michael Barrett (Science Leadership Services)

  • Project code: PRO-015297

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, May 30, 2021

  • Project completion date: Saturday, January 29, 2022

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


This project will develop a Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Plan for the Australian sunn hemp industry. The development of the RD&E Plan will include extensive stakeholder engagement and will undertake targeted interviews and hold workshops. Strong industry support exists along the supply chain from the sectors looking to grow, use or source sunn hemp.  The development and delivery of an industry developed RD&E Plan, building upon the identified key constraints will ensure that sunn hemp is a sustainable Australian agricultural industry for the future.


New and Emerging Industries

Research Organisation

Robinson, Michael Barrett (Science Leadership Services)

Objective Summary

The key objective of this project is to prepare an industry-informed research and development plan, with prioritised research needs, which encompasses the entire supply chain from seed to marketable products and to form a representative industry group to provide direction for the emerging sector and drive the RD&E Plan once finalised.