Ginger Extension Coordination Project

Australian Ginger Industry Association Incorporated

  • Project code: PRJ-011740

  • Project stage: Current

  • Project start date: Thursday, August 29, 2019

  • Project completion date: Thursday, August 31, 2023

  • National Priority: GIN-Industry engagement


The project will deliver extension coordination services that will increase adoption and practice change related to improving productivity and profitability for ginger businesses. It will also deliver effective and efficient extension and communication services to develop a stronger and more resilient ginger industry.



Research Organisation

Australian Ginger Industry Association Incorporated

Objective Summary

The project has two main objectives the first of which aims to improve grower productivity through:

  • Operating forums and annual field days which deliver broad access to current & past research, showcase new innovation and facilitate better sharing of expert resources across all growing regions to all levy-paying growers
  • Promoting production systems and innovations that improve efficiency through the production channel that can lower costs
  • Assist growers to increase their uptake of technological advancements and Best Management Practices that improve farm business profitability and sustainability
  • Controlling the quality of product used and quality of method used in tissue culture production and encourage whole of industry awareness and adoption of clean ginger seed production practices and benefits

The second project objective is to provide industry leadership and extension activities that include:

  • Providing effective and timely dissemination of key RD&E information for ginger-based farming systems that are easy for growers to understand and apply on farm
  • To create a collaborative public and private sector network that leverages available expertise to deliver the broadest, cost effective extension service possible
  • Improving grower awareness of AgriFutures Australia’s RD&E program, activities and opportunities
  • Improving communication between growers, AgriFutures Australia, Government agricultural organisations (DAF and Department of Agriculture) and other research and development bodies