The WGGA Research, Development & Extension policy main points:

  • funding should be more broadly spread across the range of research, development and extension
  • development and extension are not synonymous
  • the investment mix should take into account short-term (survival) needs as well as longer-term capacity-building
  • in times of declining funds, all investment categories should be considered for funding contraction
  • WGGA supports research investment in market research but not marketing
  • research is required into practical ways of increasing revenue and reducing costs for growers
  • development funds should support biosecurity, market intelligence, grower business skills and grower representation
  • extension and adoption require greater focus
  • increased measures are required to evaluate the effectiveness of research programs and return on grower investment

 

WGGA Research, Development and Extension Policy (2011) (in full)

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