Levy Investment – Have Your Say !

The Vegetable Industry’s Strategic Investment Plan is now available for comment. You are urged to have your say on recommendations that will guide $60 million of R&D expenditure over the next five years.

Comments are sought from all industry members, supply chain, researchers, retailers and the public. This is a vital opportunity for the Vegetable Industry to have its say on how the R&D levy is spent.

Basically, the focus will shift away from pest and disease and on-farm production issues to growing the demand for Australian vegetables, expanding markets and a better understanding of consumer preferences and expectations.

Strategic Investment Plan for R&D Levy expenditure
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“Impact modelling has been use to provide guidance around the spending of the R&D levy in accordance with the strategic priorities, to maximise the impact for the industry.

This modelling, combined with levy payer feedback, proposes the following spending allocation of the R&D levy:

•     Consumer Alignment – 45%
•     Market & Value Chain Development– 20%
•     Business Management – 20%
•     In-Field Productivity & Resource Use – 15%

Compared to the past investment of levy funds, the proposed plan will focus on understanding and meeting consumer demands and developing capabilities to expand into new markets.

The industry’s strategic focus is intended to, over time, shift away from production and farm input issues.”

Comment regarding the Levy Investment Plan should be lodged in writing before Thursday 16 February 2012

Email to:        info@ausveg.com.au 
Post to :          AUSVEG
                       PO BOX 2042
                       Camberwell West,  3124

See Also :

AUSVEG Media Release – 23 Dec 2011

DRAFT Strategic Investment Plan – December 2011 (1.8 Mb)

Future Levy Investment Workshop – 13 Oct 2011

For more information contact :

Helena Whitman
IDO – West
John Runting
IDO – East

0407 772 299

0417 356 364


Rod Hall
VGA Membership Services
0403 215 935

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