Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) is a not-for-profit, industry-owned company. It works in partnership with Australia’s horticulture industries to invest in research, development and marketing programs that provide benefit to industry and the wider community.
HAL invests around $100 million annually in programs designed to align with the strategic investment priorities of Australia’s horticulture industries and the Australian Government’s Rural Research and Development priorities.
HAL receives recommendations on investment from Industry Advisory Committees (IACs) which provide industry specific experience and expertise.
IACs are committees of HAL that provide advice to the HAL Board. IAC membership is recommended to HAL by the Peak Industry Body (PIB) of each industry. The PIB is responsible for ensuring the skills required on an IAC are met by the persons they recommend.
As part of the Australian Government’s commitment to rural research and development, horticulture industries can access matching Commonwealth funding through HAL for research and development activities.
For more information about the specific investment priorities for each industry, please click here.