This short multi-industry project has been tasked with developing a collective export strategy for a range of tropical commodities including passionfruit, lychee, papaya, persimmon and banana. 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.
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Find project updates and see your levy at work in the latest Hortlink
New, ongoing and recently completed projects
Completed R&D projects
Read about some of the recently completed projects for the passionfruit industry below, and in more detail in Hortlink.
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Communication program for the passionfruit industry
Project Code: PF13004
Status: Completed project
With a focus on print communications, this project kept passionfruit growers and other industry stakeholders informed about the latest R&D and marketing activity, essential chemical updates, and other key industry news, market issues and reports. Its work is now continued and expanded through the Australian passionfruit industry communications program (PF16003), described in the ‘ongoing projects’ section.
New and ongoing R&D projects
Information on current R&D projects for the passionfruit 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
Australian passionfruit industry communications program
National passionfruit breeding program
Passionfruit industry minor use program
Information on recent marketing activity can be found on the passionfruit page of Hortlink 2018, edition 1.
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Passionfruit Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The Passionfruit Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the passionfruit 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 passionfruit growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's passionfruit Relationship Manager, Astrid Hughes, by phone on 07 3198 6759 or by firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed consultation workshops
|Passionfruit||Brisbane, QLD||June 26, 2016|
|Passionfruit||Bundaberg, QLD||September 23, 2016|
|Passionfruit||Brisbane, QLD||March 15, 2017|
|Passionfruit||Teleconference||July 13, 2017|
|Passionfruit||Brisbane, QLD||February 7, 2018|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the passionfruit industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Ross Brindley||Brindley’s Farm||QLD|
|Melissa Smith||Little Brother Agriculture||QLD|
|Christina McPherson||Tina Berries||QLD|
|Keith Paxton||KW & JE Paxton||QLD|
|Brian Westwood||Bl & IM Westwood||QLD|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|Meeting 1||July 26, 2016||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|Meeting 2||March 15, 2017||Brisbane, QLD||Download|
|Meeting 3||July 13, 2017||Teleconference||Download|
|Meeting 4||February 7, 2018||Brisbane, QLD||Download|