AgriFutures Australia is seeking a service provider to undertake an independent evaluation of the mid-term progress of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Research and Development for Profit (Rural R&D for Profit) 18-04-021 Honeybee Genetic Improvement Program.
The Rural R&D for Profit 18-04-021 Honeybee Genetic Improvement Program project aims to develop a national genetic improvement program to transform the performance of honeybees in Australia using innovative breeding technologies. To develop and implement best practice genetic selection methods that beekeepers can use to assess honey production, pollination and health traits. The project will focus on selecting traits of importance to beekeeping, horticulture and broadacre industries dependent on honeybee pollination. The project will develop a national database to hold the honeybee genetic trait data and also undertake an economic evaluation of breeding programs.
This project has now reached its mid-point, so through this RFQ, AgriFutures aims to evaluate project progress, compliance of activities and objectives within the approved activity matrix and to report against the monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework that exists for the project.