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Investment expenditure analysis

See how Apple and Pear Fund investments are tracking against the industry’s Strategic Investment Plan

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


See how investment expenditure aligns to Strategic Investment Plan outcomes

In the interactive chart below, discover the most up-to-date information on how project expenditure in the Apple and Pear Fund is aligned to the four SIP outcomes. The chart reflects project investment across the life of the SIP to date.

See how specific projects align to Strategic Investment Plan outcomes

Refine the project list below to discover how projects in the Apple and Pear Fund align to each of the four SIP outcomes. Because some projects address more than one SIP outcome, they may be listed more than once.

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.

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Ongoing project

Consumer usage and attitude tracking 2023/24 (MT23201)

This investment provides a category tracking service to allow various horticultural categories to better understand consumer usage and attitudes and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns.

21 February 2024

Ongoing project

Comms evaluation deep dive modules 23/24 (MT23202)

This investment examines the impact of Hort Innovation’s marketing campaigns for the apple and pear, avocado, banana, mango and mushroom categories.

21 February 2024

Ongoing project

Pest and disease management (PIPS 4 Profit) (AP22001)

This investment is optimising the Australian apple and pear industry’s approach to integrated pest and disease management (IPDM) with a focus on profitability.

24 October 2023

Ongoing project

Pear production systems for future climates (PIPS 4 Profit) (AP22002)

This investment is developing more profitable pear orchards that have higher labour use efficiency, produce stable yields of high-quality fruit, use state-of-the-art technology to manage spatial and temporal variation, and collect objective eco-credential data to support low environmental impact production systems.

27 September 2023

Ongoing project

Optimising apple production systems (PIPS 4 Profit) (AP22004)

This project will provide a national approach to developing profitable growing systems for apple production across Australia.

27 September 2023

Ongoing project

PIPS 4 Profit Coordinator (AP22005)

This project supports the coordination and integration of several projects that comprise the ‘PIPS 4 Profit’ program for the apple and pear industry (the fourth iteration of the Productivity, Irrigation, Pests and Soils program).

27 September 2023

Ongoing project

Apple and pear retail education program 2023 (AP22000)

This investment is tasked with assisting retailers to improve the instore presentation (appearance and quality) of apples and pears by increasing the store produce staff’s understanding of best practice merchandising principles.

19 April 2023

Ongoing project

Nuffield scholarships (MT22003)

This project supports a 2024 Nuffield Australia scholarship for the apple and pear, avocado, onion and rubus industries.

21 February 2023

Ongoing project

National Fruit Fly Council – Phase 4 (FF20000)

The National Fruit Fly Council (NFFC) is a strategic body bringing together federal and state governments, growers and research funders to oversee the implementation of the National Fruit Fly Strategy.

2 August 2022