Presentation on theme: "A profitable and sustainable wool industry producing the worlds best natural fibre."— Presentation transcript:
A profitable and sustainable wool industry producing the worlds best natural fibre
National Primary Industries RD&E Framework Jointly developed by the Australian, state & NT governments, rural R&D corporations, CSIRO and universities through PIMC. To encourage greater collaboration and promote continuous improvement in the investment of RD&E resources nationally.
Why have a framework? Focus Australias $1.6 B (approx) annual RD&E investment in primary industries. Increase efficiency, effectiveness and collaboration. Strengthen national research capability and better address cross-sectoral and sectoral R&D.
What is included in the Framework? 14 industry and 7 cross-industry sectors Primary industry – beef, cotton, dairy, fisheries & aquaculture, forests, grains, horticulture, pork, poultry, sheepmeat, sugar, wine, wool and new & emerging industries. Cross-industry – biosecurity, animal welfare, biofuels & bioenergy, climate change & variability, food & nutrition, plant biosecurity and water use in agriculture
Wool RD&E Process 2008 – statement of intent, Working Group formed – draft of sector overview 2009/10 – capability & infrastructure analysis 2010/11 – wool grower consultation 2011 – redraft of sector overview, Steering ctee formed – Sept: strategy endorsed by PIMC – Oct/Nov: implementation research forum
Workshop Outcomes Agreement on program themes Identify gaps in in the strategy framework Determine projects to address the gaps – agreement on objectives & deliverables Establish Technical Groups – identify necessary expertise – begin project scoping process – continue post-workshop – program proposals for funding to WG by date????
Working Group Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture Dept Agriculture & Food WA NSW Dept Primary Industries Dept Employment, Economic Development and Innovation Qld Dept Primary Industries Vic SA Research and Development Institute/Primary Industries and Resources SA Dept Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Tas CSIRO AWI DAFF
Steering Committee Responsible for keeping the strategy on track Involved in day-to-day activities One representative from the two Lead agencies and AWI Can co-opt an executive officer and/or facilitator to assist Responsible for reporting to AWI, DAFF and the RDE Sub- Committee Should look for opportunities to collaborate with other RDE Strategies Promote the activities and role of the RDE Strategy Co-ordinate research forums and reviews that are to be conducted as per guidelines Current members are Bruce Mullan and Steve Gherardi (DAFWA), Sue Hatcher and Alex Russell (NSW DPI), Jane Littlejohn (AWI) and Claudia Wythes (EO)
Technical Groups People who have particular expertise in a specialist area Should have a national and perhaps international reputation A defined role – develop a collaborative program of integrated project proposals – identify appropriate funding provider/s – present to the Steering ctee & Working Group
Consultation with industry Working Group Growers – Program Framework 8 workshops – 108 growers 2 surveys – 16 growers (second survey ongoing) WA, Vic, Qld, NSW, Tas, SA Grower representative bodies – Draft Strategy 7 SFOs, 2 peak councils and 3 breeder organisations Australian Wool Education Trust AWI international research partners
Capability and infrastructure Est $28M on farm resource investment in a $2B pa farm gate industry 132 FTE on farm – 30% education – 15% farming systems – 15% reproduction/genetics – 11% parasitology – 5% welfare Infrastructure – 24 sites and 37,000 head – all zones 12 FTE off farm – international capacity not recorded (domestic processing and consumption is less than 1%)
Challenge for the Wool Industry Capitalise on the improved consumer demand and favourable production environment Production efficiency Labour, fibre quality, parasites & reproduction Genetics & selection tools Welfare Harvesting & clip quality Supply chain & demand growth Production, processing & manufacturing Logistics Industry resilience Market access, biosecurity & product integrity Adapt production systems, preserve natural resources Develop skills & knowledge
Research Capability 132 FTE adequate for a $2B industry No expertise gaps as no current contract delays Program Framework mapped to participants strategies Post Sheep CRC – all but INF are in extension phase – agencies planning future capability requirements based on Wool & other RD&E strategies
Research Efficiency Resource concentration – On farm major agencies DAFWA & NSW DPI – Off farm major agency AWI & O/S commercial Collaboration – Annual national wool forum (AWI $) – Continuation of Working Group (self $) – Red Meat Co Investment Committee – Link with Sheepmeat RD&E Plan (repro priorities) – Other strategies (AW, CCRSPI, Biosecurity)
Efficiency Implementation TimelineActions Annually (8 th Nov 11) National Wool Forum Populate Program Framework Develop project scope & KPIs Form Technical Groups to facilitate collaboration Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting process Develop process & report on progress Quarterly (Feb, May, Aug & Nov) Meet/teleconference Cross reference proposals (across RD&E strategies & RMCiC) Assess capability & identify gaps Technical Groups to link with AWI Expert Panels & PAPs FY12/13 onwards (Triennial) Review Wool RD&E Strategy Program Framework & resource capacity Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting process
Key RD&E Themes for Wool Across program themes – CRC type program of investment – integrated series of projects – towards a common outcome Four themes – Reproductive efficiency – Physical fibre quality – Animal health & productivity – Adaptation of wool production systems
Reproduction Physical fibre quality Animal Health & Productivity Adaptation of wool production systems Wool ProductionWool supply chain management & demand growth Wool Industry resilience & growth 1.1 Best practice on- farm management 2.1 Product, processing & technology innovation 3.1 Protect market access 1.2 Accelerating genetic gain 2.2 Supply chain logistics 3.2 Wool enterprise resilience 1.3 Enhancing welfare 2.3 Strengthen consumer confidence 3.3 Environmentally sustainable wool enterprises 1.4 Improved wool harvesting 3.4 Build strategic thinking capacity