GRDC and Grains Industry in Australia Develop Research Strategy
Australia's Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) are taking the lead in developing a national strategy for grains research, development and extension (RD&E). Other partners are state departments of agriculture, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), universities, the Australian Government and growers. This was forwarded by GRDC managing director Peter Reading during the Agribusiness Crop Updates in Perth.
"The world of grains RD&E is evolving due to a number of factors – we need to understand those factors and determine where various organizations fit, making sure RD&E continues to function most effectively," Reading said. "The new national RD&E strategy recognizes the increasing importance of co-existence of the private and public grains sectors to ensure the development of the best technologies and establish the best possible pathways for new technologies to be adopted."
Read GRDC's press release at http://www.grdc.com.au/
This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)