Agriculture and food: 10-year roadmap and action plan
The Queensland Agriculture and Food Research, Development and Extension 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan explains the government’s vision for agriculture and food research development and extension and clarifies how we’ll capitalise on our competitive advantages and realise the opportunities for growth.
Queensland’s internationally recognised agriculture and food research development and extension underpins a productive, profitable and sustainable sector.
The Queensland Government aims to grow the Queensland economy to raise living standards and generate high-value, high-skilled jobs. The agriculture and food industries are a key strength of the Queensland economy.
The benefits of agriculture and food research development and extension include:
- new technologies, tools, and plant varieties that enable producers to remain economically viable
- high-quality, safe food and agricultural products which are affordable and available year-round
- increased exports and growth in regional jobs.
However, the sector faces challenges. These include:
- accessing funding and investment capital
- adoption of research development and extension outputs
- gaps in skills and capability
- a changing climate.
To meet these challenges, the roadmap identifies 14 actions, which target the following 3 key areas:
- Increase Innovation and Commercialisation.
- Identify and Promote Agriculture and Food Research Development and Extension Opportunities.
- Support Existing Sector to Grow and Develop New Business.
The Queensland Agriculture and Food Research, Development and Extension 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan is part of the Queensland Government’s $513 million Advance Queensland initiative to create knowledge-based jobs of the future for Queenslanders.
For more information email AgricultureRoadmap@daf.qld.gov.au.