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Investment expenditure analysis

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

As seen on the banana 'fund management' page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Banana 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 Banana 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 Banana 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

New varieties for Australian banana growers (BA21002)

This investment is identifying banana varieties from global breeding programs with TR4 resistance and evaluating their performance in Australian conditions.

16 June 2022

Ongoing project

Banana integrated pest and disease management program (BA21004)

This investment is working to increase the banana industry’s knowledge of significant pests and diseases and how to control them using integrated pest and disease management strategies that will reduce the reliance on broad-spectrum insecticides and fungicides.

16 June 2022

Ongoing project

Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook 2021-22 to 2023-24 (MT21006)

This whole-of-horticulture investment is responsible for producing Hort Innovation’s annual Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook

11 May 2022

Ongoing project

Banana industry diagnostic capacity and capability building (BA21001)

This investment is improving and maintaining the banana industry’s diagnostic capacity to accurately detect pathogens and reduce the risk of incursions from exotic banana diseases.

28 April 2022

Ongoing project

Economic contribution of Australian horticulture (MT21010)

This investment is using a suite of economic models to measure and understand how the horticulture industry contributes to the Australian economy.

8 April 2022

Ongoing project

Multi-pest surveillance and grower education to manage banana pests and diseases (BA21003)

This investment supports banana growers in containing and managing significant pests and diseases, and to help in the early detection of exotic pests and diseases.

8 April 2022

Ongoing project

Consumer behavioural data program (MT21004)

This multi-industry investment is tasked with providing regular consumer behaviour data and insight reporting to a range of industries

10 March 2022

Ongoing project

Pilot program: Consumer usage, attitude and brand tracking (MT21201)

This pilot program is providing a category tracking service to allow various horticultural categories to better understand consumer usage and attitudes and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns

9 March 2022