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Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) was formed in 1990 to work in partnership with Australian rural industries to manage and fund their research and development needs.

Their focus is on new rural industries, selected established rural industries and national rural issues.

Peter O’Brien receiving the supporter award for the Rural Industries Research and Development CorporationThere 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
  • Horses
  • Honeybee

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:

Address:

PO Box 4776
KINGSTON
ACT 2604

Telephone:
Fax

(02) 6272 4819
(02) 6272 5877

Email:
Website:

rirdc@rirdc.gov.au
www.rirdc.gov.au

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