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Investment analysis

See how Almond Fund investments are tracking against the industry’s Strategic Investment Plan


As seen on the Fund management page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Almond Fund are guided by the almond Strategic Investment Plan (SIP). The SIP features priority outcome areas that have been identified and agreed upon by the industry, and Hort Innovation works to invest in R&D and marketing initiatives that are aligned to these.

In the below interactive chart, you can see the most up-to-date information on how project expenditure in the Almond Fund is aligned to the SIP outcomes. This reflects project investment across the life of the SIP to date.


How investment expenditure aligns to Strategic Investment Plan outcomes

Click or hover over the chart to learn more about Almond Fund investment by SIP outcome

How specific projects align to Strategic Investment Plan outcomes

Click on the below panels to see which projects in the Almond Fund align to which SIP outcomes. Because some projects address more than one SIP outcome, they may be listed more than once.

A major productivity gain in almond pollinatin in 2022 through a major reduction in bee stocking rates with no loss in pollination efficiency (nut set)

Ongoing and completed investments

An informed industry that adopts R&D outcomes and has the capacity to support current and future industry needs

Ongoing and completed investments

Increased domestic consumption from 16,000 tonnes in 2016 to 27,500 tonnes in 2022
Increased export sales from 64,000 tonnes in 2016 to 110,000 tonnes in 2022
European Union inspections reduced from one in 20 containers to one in 100 containers at destination by 2022

Ongoing and completed investments

Expenditure on projects classified as 'enabler' support the broader delivery of the industry’s project investments. Examples of enabler projects include annual reporting and monitoring and evaluation capacity.

More information

The Almond Fund has a dedicated Industry Strategic Partner, details below, who would be more than happy to answer your questions or discuss in more detail the information presented on this page, investments in the Almond Fund and how the investments align with the SIP.

Hort Innovation
Bradley Mills
Bradley Mills
Industry Strategic Partner
Contact details
0408 635 465 Send an email

Strategic Investment Plan

Read the Almond Fund SIP