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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the pesimmon industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 4.
Tropical fruit export strategy
Project Code: MT17002
Status: Ongoing project
This short multi-industry project will support the building of sustainable export markets and supply chain capabilities for a range of tropical commodities, including persimmon, banana, lychee, passionfruit and papaya. It has been tasked with developing a collective export strategy for these fruits – a road map for growing export markets, underpinned by information on each high-prospect market for each fruit category.
Australian sweet persimmon industry development project – phase 4
Persimmon industry extension and communication program
Persimmon industry minor use program
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the persimmon page of Hortlink 2017, edition 4.
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Persimmon Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Persimmon Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the persimmon industry over the next five years. It lays the foundation for decision-making in levy investments and represents the balanced interests of the industry. The very important function of the SIP is to ensure levy investment decisions align with industry priorities.
The SIP was developed through a process of consultation, drafting, validation, stakeholder feedback as well as final approval by Hort Innovation’s Board. The process involved consultation meetings (detailed below) and online validation, giving persimmon growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's persimmon Relationship Manager, Astrid Hughes, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or by email@example.com.
Completed consultation workshops
|Persimmon||Brisbane, QLD||August 1, 2016|
|Persimmon||Sydney, NSW||March 3, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the persimmon industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Rodney Dalton||Grantham Orchards||QLD|
|Alison Fuss||Horticultural Consultant||QLD|
|Brett Guthrey||Kathleen Haven Orchard||NSW|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||August 1, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|2||March 3, 2017||Sydney, NSW||Download|