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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink


New, ongoing and recently completed projects

New and ongoing R&D projects

Information on current R&D projects for the lychee industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2018, edition 1.

Tropical fruit export strategy

Project Code:  MT17002

Status: Ongoing project

Read more in Hortlink 2018, edition 1

This short multi-industry project has been tasked with developing a collective export strategy for a range of tropical commodities including lychee, banana, passionfruit, papaya and persimmon. The export strategy is a road map for growing export markets and supply chain capabilities, underpinned by information on each high-prospect market for each fruit category.

Grower guide for lychee grading
US market access project
Treatment for mites on lychee fruit after irradiation for improved market access
Lychee industry minor use program
Australian lychee industry communications program

Marketing activity

Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the lychee page of Hortlink 2018, edition 1.

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Lychee Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021

Lychee SIP at a glance

Lychee SIP

The Lychee Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the lychee 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 lychee growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.

If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's lychee Relationship Manager, Astrid Hughes, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or

Completed consultation workshops

Industry Location Timing
Lychee Brisbane, QLD June 21, 2016
Lychee Brisbane, QLD March 16, 2017
Lychee Brisbane, QLD May 29, 2018

Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the lychee industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Panel members

Name Organisation Location

SIAP meetings and summaries

Meeting Number Date Location Summary

Find details on the Strategic Investment Plan at the bottom of this page.

Financial statements and summaries of project expenditure

Resources and downloads

Read articles on the lychee industry


Contacts at Hort Innovation

Christian Patterson
Relationship Manager

T 0433 896 753
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Kelly McGuinness
Marketing Assistant

T 0438 161 416
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Industry representative body: Australian Lychee Growers Association

PO Box 6120
Mooloolah, QLD 4553
T 0417 639 927
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