Find information, publications, industry contacts and more on the processing tomato industry

The processing tomato collective industry fund (CIF), now known as the Hort Innovation Processing Tomato Fund, was established February 1, 2017.

It brings together financial contributions from the processing tomato industry – collected as a voluntary levy – and allows access to Australian Government contributions, for the investment in R&D projects for the benefit of the Australian processing tomato industry.

The processing tomato industry has set producer contributions to the CIF at a rate of .5 per cent of Gross Value of Production (GVP).

Making investments in the Processing Tomato Fund

Hort Innovation is responsible for strategically investing the processing tomato industry’s contributions and government funds into R&D projects to improve growers’ productivity and profitability, and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry.

All investment decisions are made in close consultation with industry, just as they are with industries that pay a statutory levy. Hort Innovation has industry-specific Strategic Investment Advisory Panels (SIAPs) established for this purpose. More information on the processing tomato SIAP is available on this page.

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Strategic Investment Advisory Panel


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

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Contact at Hort Innovation

Sam Turner
Relationship Manager

T 03 9691 3526
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Industry representative body: Australian Processing Tomato Research Council Inc.

PO Box 2293
VIC 3632
T 03 5825 4633
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