Have your say on CRDC’s next Strategic Plan (12 October 2017)

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CRDC is currently working with the cotton industry to develop the organisation’s next five-year strategic plan – the 2018-23 Strategic Plan – and cotton growers are invited to have their say.

The Strategic Plan is the CRDC’s key planning document - setting the direction for CRDC’s operations and investment in cotton research, development and extension over the next five years.

The plan will come into effect in July 2018, following Ministerial approval.

The development of plan involves extensive stakeholder consultation, with CRDC seeking and considering feedback from across the sector - including growers, cotton’s peak body Cotton Australia, Cotton Grower Associations, the government, the Cotton Innovation Network, and Cotton Industry Forum, research bodies, and other industry organisations.

Based on stakeholder input and feedback to date, CRDC has developed a draft 'plan on a page': an overview of the proposed key purpose, goals, focus areas, outcomes and activities for the 2018-23 period, and growers are invited to have their say.

Three key goals have been identified to date: increasing productivity and profitability on cotton farms; building adaptive capacity in the cotton industry; and improving the sustainability and competitiveness of cotton’s value chain.

To review the proposed goals as part of the ‘plan on a page’ and to provide your feedback, click here.

Feedback will be accepted up until Friday 24 November, and it will be considered by CRDC in the formation of the Strategic Plan.