About the Framework
In 2005, the then Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC) promoted the concept of a more collaborative national RD&E model, and endorsed the development of a National Primary Industries Research, Development & Extension Framework (the Framework).
The Framework is developed jointly between the Commonwealth, the States and Northern Territory, Rural R&D Corporations, CSIRO, and universities.
The 2014 arrangements were made to streamline the ministerial council system and the new Agricultural Senior Officials Committee (AGSOC) was introduced as the principle coordinating body.
Recognising the importance of the RD&E Framework, AGSOC members agreed that the RD&E Committee should continue as a standing committee to the AGSOC, and was renamed the Research & Innovation (R&I) Committee.
National research, development and extension strategies have been developed for the following primary industry and cross industry sectors:
- beef, cotton, dairy, fisheries and aquaculture, forests, grains, horticulture, pork, poultry, sheep meat, sugar, wine, wool, and new and emerging industries;
- animal biosecurity, animal welfare, biofuels and bioenergy, climate change and variability, food and nutrition, plant biosecurity and water use in agriculture.
See here for further details.