The National Sugarcane Industry RD&E Strategy is a galvinising framework for industry, government and research organisations to:
- Provide unified strategic direction and priorities for RD&E for the Australian sugarcane industry;
- Improve collaboration, partnerships and sharing capabilities, knowledge, resources and infrastructure for RD&E activities that benefit the Australian sugarcane industry;
- Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of, and returns of investment from, RD&E for the Australian sugarcane industry; and
- Foster further opportunities to retain and build capability and resources in fields strategically important to the Australian sugarcane industry.
RD&E is integral to securing the viability of the sugarcane industry today and its future development. To achieve this, research will pursue gains in sugarcane production, produtivity across the value chain, environmental stewardship and human capacity that address immediate needs and realise longer term opportunities. This will involve sustained focus and collaboration by research, development and extension providers, and industry through a respected, strong and adaptable innovation system.