Food & Nutrition
The National Food and Nutrition Research and Development and Technology Transfer (RD&TT) Strategy is a cross-sectoral joint initiative of the food and nutrition sector stakeholders.The development of the strategy was led by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
The aim of the National Food and Nutrition RD&TT Strategy is to identify the key challenges and develop research and development (R&D) priorities and an implementation plan for the food and nutrition sector that will enable the sector to improve sustainability, productivity and global competitiveness and deliver benefits for consumer’s nutrition, health and wellbeing. The strategy will facilitate greater coordination and collaboration between national organisations, will identify research capability required for the future and will strengthen the national research capability to address better the cross-sectoral food and nutrition issues. This Strategy will deliver an implementation plan to support the recommendations and will link with, and support, other strategies within the primary industries RD&E framework.
The National Food and Nutrition RD&TT Strategy identified six priority research areas to realise our vision. These are:
- Future markets and industry competitiveness
- The intersect between food, nutrition and health
- Climate change and resource efficiency - sustainability
- Food safety - integrity and traceability
- Technology translation and adoption - barriers and mechanisms
- Skills and training.
For more information please contact Ingrid Appelqvist