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Investment expenditure analysis

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

As seen on the avocado 'fund management' page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Avocado 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 Avocado 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 Avocado 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

Avocado Best Practice Resource independent review (AV23021)

This project is independently reviewing the avocado industry’s Best Practice Resource (BPR) platform.

4 July 2024

Ongoing project

Developing a strategy for long-term sustainability of avocado production in Australia (AV23016)

This project is developing a comprehensive sustainability strategy for the Australian avocado industry.

21 June 2024

Ongoing project

Improving avocado irrigation efficiency and effectiveness in Australia (AV23013)

The project is providing new irrigation management tools and knowledge to help Australian avocado growers improve productivity, quality and return on investment.

20 June 2024

Ongoing project

Industry level life cycle assessment (LCA) of Australian avocado production (AV23015)

This investment is conducting an environmental life cycle assessment of Australian avocado production, focusing on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (carbon footprint) and water use / water scarcity impacts (water footprint).

17 May 2024

Ongoing project

Workshop and roadmap for the way forward for irregular bearing (AV23014)

This project will deliver a plan for the Australian avocado industry to better manage irregular and alternate bearing, a significant challenge for growers.

23 April 2024

Ongoing project

China market study tour (AV23012)

This project supports the avocado industry’s long-term goal of achieving technical market access for Australian avocados to China through a study tour to gather critical information and develop relationships with key stakeholders.

10 April 2024

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

Avocado retail education 2024 (AV23007)

This project is addressing the barriers to consumers purchasing Australian avocados, notably poor quality (ripeness at time of purchase, goes off too quickly, poor quality, bruises early) and the knowledge among retail staff about varietal attributes, correct handling, storage, ripening and display of avocados in-store.

23 January 2024

Ongoing project

Avocado industry development and extension project (AV23010)

This investment enhances the Australian avocado industry's profitability, preparedness and competitiveness through an extension program that promotes best management practices.

9 January 2024