Rice Industry Extension Review

Charles Sturt University

  • Project code: PRJ-007299

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, September 30, 2011

  • Project completion date: Sunday, July 15, 2012

  • National Priority: RIC-Coordinated industry extension


In order to maintain quality extension services to growers, extension systems in the Australian rice industry need to be reviewed on a periodic basis. This research will be a thorough review of the current performance of rice industry extension, aiming to identify the best practice techniques and technologies that are needed to refine the current system. The proposed review will be an iterative process beginning with an assessment of research already done in the field. Salient issues from this will form the basis of an analysis of current progress with key stakeholders. A broad-based survey of growers will be used to validate the proposed recommendations that emerge, which will then be presented for consideration by the RRDC. The research will be conducted with a view to providing a decision-making framework for funding extension activities and assuring communication and adoption of rice industry relevant research outcomes.



Research Organisation

Charles Sturt University

Objective Summary

This review aims to provide the RIRDC Rice Research and Development Advisory Committee (RRDC) with a strategic framework to drive efficient and effective communication and adoption of RIRDC Rice Program research, and research more generally in the rice industry.

This outcome will be delivered by providing a report of recommendations to the RRDC meeting in November 2011. This will be followed by a peer-reviewed journal publication and a RIRDC final report for the project.