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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the papaya industry can be found below, with specific project updates and outputs available in Hortlink 2017, edition 4.
Tropical fruit export strategy (MT17002)
Project Code: MT17002
Status: New 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 papaya, banana, lychee, passionfruit and persimmon. 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 papaya industry communication program
New genetic targets to improve quality in papaya
Papaya industry minor use program
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the papaya page of Hortlink 2017, edition 4.
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Papaya Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Papaya Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the papaya 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 papaya growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's papaya Relationship Manager, Astrid Hughes, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed consultation workshops
|Papaya||South Johnstone, QLD||July 18, 2016|
|Papaya||Teleconference||March 21, 2017|
|Papaya||South Johnston, QLD||June 16, 2017|
|Papaya||Teleconference||July 11, 2017||Papaya||Cairns, QLD||November 17, 2017|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the papaya industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Joe Zappala||J Zappala Farms||QLD|
|Yan Diczbalis||Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries||QLD|
|Gerard Kath||Lecker Farming||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||July 18, 2016||South Johnston, QLD||Download|
|2||June 16, 2017||South Johnston, QLD||Download|
|3||July 11, 2017||Teleconference||Download|
|4||November 17, 2017||Cairns, QLD||Download|