- The Parties will cooperate to encourage the establishment of a more efficient and effective RD&E system nationally.
- Recognising that the Parties will be subject to budget fluctuations, the Parties will endeavour to maintain RD&E funding levels for primary industries; and investments, including from savings, should be re-directed to improve the capability of the national system in priority areas.
- The Parties will share information, plans and priorities for investment in RD&E to facilitate development and implementation of the Framework and underpinning sector and cross sector strategies.
- The Parties will facilitate access to national research capability (people, infrastructure and information) by industry and R&D partners across Australia.
- The Parties will support processes to refresh the rural R&D priorities and to encourage more consistent and rigorous monitoring of performance of R&D targeting and delivery.
- The Parties recognise the importance of investing in extension of R&D to facilitate rapid uptake of research and innovation.
- The Parties agree to work cooperatively to improve the administrative processes and effectiveness of information sharing and management.
- The Parties agree to freely share the knowledge generated through the primary industries National RD&E Framework, including minimising barriers to RD&E created by intellectual property protection.
- The Parties will monitor, evaluate and report on the performance of the National RD&E Framework and the sector and cross-sector strategies developed and implemented under the Framework.