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Discover cherry levy investments into Cherry Fund R&D initiatives

The cherry levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Cherry Fund R&D initiatives, together with Australian Government contributions.

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Completed project Final Research Report

International cherries trade launch event 2023/24 (CY23000)

This project promoted Australian cherries in Vietnam through season launch events that educated local consumers about the provenance, health benefits and premium nature of the produce.

25 March 2024

Completed project Final Research Report

International cherries trade events (CY23002)

As part of Hort Innovation’s Grown in Good Nature program, this program has delivered a series of trade events in Vietnam and China to promote Mainland Australian and Tasmanian cherries to local consumers.

25 March 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

Completed project

Asia Fruit Logistica – Cherry industry representation (CY22004)

This project delivered the Australian Cherries presence at Asia Fruit Logistica 2023.

23 January 2024

Completed project

Chemical residue report to support Australia’s Country Recognition Arrangement (CRA) with Indonesia (MT23000) (MT23002)

This project provided a report of national residue testing data to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) for their utilisation in renewal of Australia’s Country Recognition Arrangement (CRA) with Indonesia.

9 November 2023

Completed project

Supporting pollination dependence assessment and incursion response communications (CY22000)

This short project conducted a survey and collated data to demonstrate the honey bee reliance of the local cherry industry for use when planning responses to various Varroa Mite expansion situations.

28 August 2023

Completed project

Understanding barriers of non and light cherry buyers (CY22003)

In 2023, this project conducted qualitative research into light/lapsed and medium/heavy cherry buyers to understand their key motivations and barriers to purchasing cherries.

23 August 2023

Ongoing project

Extension and communication for the Australian cherry industry (CY22002)

This investment improves the exchange of information within the cherry industry to increase efficiency and develop resilience by adopting improved practices and technologies.

8 August 2023

Ongoing project

Cherry trade development project 2022-2025 (CY21001)

This investment supports the export readiness of the Australian cherry industry to take advantage of existing, new, and emerging export opportunities through a diverse range of activities.

6 December 2022