Development of strategic RD&E Plan for the Australian Native Finger Lime industry

Business Core Associates Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRO-015278

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Project completion date: Friday, October 1, 2021

  • National Priority: NEI - New and Emerging Industries - SM1


 This desktop research and stakeholder consultation  project will examine the Australian Native Finger Lime industry’s current and future barriers to overcome to enable sustainability, resilience, improved profitability, and continuing expansion of the industry. reviewing the past Australian Native food and botanical Industry  RD&E plans   that include Finger Limes and all associated research carried out across Australia and overseas. An industry situation analysis to understand the current position, potential value, and critical market dimension dynamics, including any major risks such as overseas competition. It includes consultation with current industry participants, to understand the next five years prioritization, including genetics, particularly yield, hardiness, fruit size through species breeding and selection and supply chain management from harvest to wholesale and retail customers. A prioritised review of industry development and export will be examined as the industry is currently experiencing issues that need to be addressed.

The project will create an industry prioritised RD&E plan that will enable the next stages of development necessary for the industry to expand.  Investigating opportunities to increase production to meet market demand.  Currently the farm gate ’19/’20 Gross Value Production is $3.1m.  its current retail value is $8.7m (ANFAB University of Sydney Market study 2020).  Our research will look at opportunities to increase GVP. A communications plan will provide messaging to enable further development of key partners in the industry in research, development, and extension activities along with attracting the investment and producer areas into the industry. 




New and Emerging Industries

Research Organisation

Business Core Associates Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

To provide the native finger lime industry stakeholders and AgriFutures Australia with a 5-year Strategic RD&E Plan that outlines the key constraints and opportunities for growth within the native finger lime industry, including key RD&E investment priorities and recommendations to further enhance industry growth.