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Investment expenditure analysis

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

As seen on the macadamia 'fund management' page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Macadamia 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 Macadamia 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 Macadamia 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

Masterclass in macadamia management (MC23001)

This investment delivers a practical, industry-focussed training program for macadamia management skills.

4 July 2024

Ongoing project

Macadamia industry crisis and risk management (MC23002)

This project will deliver a risk and crisis management plan for the Australian macadamia industry to prevent potential issues from escalating into crises.

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

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

Improving fruit and banana spotting bug control (MT21017)

This project is developing tools (such as traps and lures) to help avocado and macadamia growers manage fruit and banana spotting bugs.

6 December 2022

Ongoing project

Generation of data for pesticide permit applications in horticulture 2022 (ST22001, ST22003 and ST22004)

These multi-industry projects are generating the data needed to support a range of existing minor use permits across various horticulture crops to ensure growers have continued access to safe and effective chemicals for managing pests, weeds, and diseases.

29 November 2022

Ongoing project

Macadamia crop forecasting 2023-2025 (MC22001)

This investment is responsible for producing climate-adjusted crop forecasts for the macadamia industry each year from 2023 to 2025, along with longer-term forecasts out to 10 years for expected production amounts.

29 November 2022

Ongoing project

Macadamia industry benchmarking and industry sustainability insights 2022-2027 (MC22000)

This investment is responsible for delivering a range of metrics to support decision-making and improve farm productivity and profitability within the Australian macadamia industry.

29 November 2022