Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Their focus is on new rural industries, selected established rural industries and national rural issues.
There are 22 different research areas under the RIRDC umbrella:
- New animal & plant industries
- Agroforestry & farm forestry
- Environment & farm management
- Farm health & safety
- Organic systems
- Wildflowers & native plants
- Tea tree oil
- Rare natural (animal) fibres
The overarching goal of the group is to facilitate a more profitable, dynamic and sustainable rural sector for the benefit of all Australians. And in 2004-2005, RIRDC funded 435 projects in 22 diverse areas, totalling around $23 million to make this a reality.
For more information about the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation and some of the interesting projects that they fund contact them at:
PO Box 4776
(02) 6272 4819