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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

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

Spatially enabling tree crop production practice (AS23000)

This investment seeks to geographically identify and map fundamental industry information such as variety, planting date, management, and productivity of tree orchards.

9 November 2023

Ongoing project

Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) 2023 updates (MT23001)

This project delivers the 2023 Strategic Agrichemical Review Process (SARP) for each of the following industries: almond, avocado, banana, berry, lychee, macadamia, melon, olive, onion, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple and summerfruit.

7 November 2023

Ongoing project

Biosecurity and sustainability in the banana industry (BA23000)

This project supports the role and activities of the Industry Strategic Manager (ISM) Michelle McKinlay within the Australian Banana Growers’ Council.

24 October 2023

Ongoing project

Banana industry benchmarking (BA22009)

This investment equips Australian banana growers with the ability to compare their businesses against national and regional benchmarking data.

3 July 2023

Ongoing project

People development strategy for the vegetable, potato, onion, and banana industries (MT22002)

This project is building a People Development Strategy to guide future investment in building capacity and capability within the vegetable, potato, onion, and banana industries.

10 January 2023

Ongoing project

Banana industry communications program (BA22000)

This investment is responsible for keeping Australian banana growers informed about industry R&D and other news and developments in a timely way.

29 November 2022

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