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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
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
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
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 email@example.com.
Completed consultation workshops
|Lychee||Brisbane, QLD||June 21, 2016|
|Lychee||Brisbane, QLD||March 16, 2017|
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).
|Derek Foley||Electra Farmlands||QLD|
|Craig van Rooyen||Sweet Sensations Farm||QLD|
|Frank Bosnic||PJ & F Bosnic||QLD|
|Jill Houser||Mooloolah Valley Orchard||QLD|
|Martin Joyce||Coolbie Orchard||QLD|
|Yan Diczbalis||Palm Hearts Australia||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||June 21, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|2||March 16, 2017||Brisbane, QLD||Download|