AgriFutures Australia has four distinct arenas that define programs of work and represent the organisation’s broad commitments in delivering on the priorities of the Australian Government, our stakeholders and our ultimate goal to create thriving rural industries and vibrant regional communities.
About AgriFutures Australia
AgriFutures Australia is a new beginning for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC). We are an organisation that proudly focuses on the future of Australian agriculture. We live and work in the regions and represent the interests and aspirations of farmers and rural communities.
Our vision is to grow the long-term prosperity of Australian rural industries. In practical terms, this means:
Initiatives that attract capable people into careers in agriculture, build the capability of future rural leaders, and support change makers and thought leaders
Research and analysis to understand and address important issues on the horizon for Australian agriculture
Research and development for established industries that do not have their own Research & Development Corporation (RDC), including the rice, chicken meat, honey bee and pollination, thoroughbred horse, pasture seeds, export fodder, ginger and tea tree oil industries
Research and development to accelerate the establishment and expansion of new rural industries, such as deer, buffalo, kangaroo and camel milk.