Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

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RIRDC is a statutory authority established by the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989 (PIRD Act).

The Corporation was established by the Australian Government to work with industry to invest in research and development for a more profitable, sustainable and dynamic rural sector.

The Strategic and Rural Research Priorities of the Australian Government provide an over-arching framework for public investment in rural research and development. RIRDC’s investments are closely aligned with these priorities.

Our vision
Enhanced prosperity for Australian rural industries and their communities.

Our purpose
To invest in research and development that is adopted and assists rural industries to be productive, profitable and sustainable.

Our goals
•Goal 1: Promote leadership and innovation in the rural sector
•Goal 2: Increase profit and productivity in rural industries
•Goal 3: Enhance sustainability across the rural sector

Through successfully implementing our vision, purpose and goals RIRDC will achieve the following outcome:

Increase knowledge that fosters sustainable, productive and profitable new and existing rural industries and furthers understanding of national rural issues through research and development in government-industry partnership