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New, ongoing and recently completed projects
New and ongoing R&D projects
A list of all current R&D projects – along with information including their latest progress and resources – can be found in Hort Innovation’s quarterly Hortlink publication. Visit Hortlink 2018, edition 2 here.
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Processing Potato Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
The processing potato Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) will help guide Hort Innovation’s oversight and management of investment programs for the processing potato 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 processing potato growers opportunity to provide input and feedback.
If you have any questions about the development process of the SIP, please contact Hort Innovation's processing potato Relationship Manager, Christian Patterson, by phone on 0433 896 753 or Christian.Patterson@horticulture.com.au.
Completed consultation workshops
|Potato – processing||Melbourne, VIC||February 26, 2016|
|Potato – processing||Melbourne, VIC||May 6, 2016|
|Potato – processing||Melbourne, VIC||September 1, 2016|
|Potato – processing||Melbourne, VIC||October 12, 2016|
|Potato – processing||Sydney, NSW||March 6, 2017|
|Potato – processing||Melbourne, VIC||July 27, 2017|
|Potato – processing||Sydney, NSW||January 17 and 18, 2018|
|Potato – processing||Melbourne, VIC||June 26 and 27, 2018|
Strategic Investment Advisory Panel
The Strategic Investment Advisory Panel for the processing potato industry has been appointed. For further information, please refer to the media release and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
|Allan Smith||Snack Brands Australia||NSW|
|Josh Opas||McCain Foods (Aust)||VIC|
|Paul McBeth||Marvel Packers||VIC|
|Calum Wilson||University of Tasmania||TAS|
SIAP meetings and summaries
|1||September 1, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|2||October 12, 2016||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|3||March 6, 2017||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|4||July 27, 2017||Melbourne, VIC||Download|
|5||January 17 and 18, 2018||Sydney, NSW||Download|
|6||June 26 and 27, 2018||Melbourne, VIC||Download|