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Investment expenditure analysis

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

As seen on the mushroom 'fund management' page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Mushroom 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 Mushroom 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 Mushroom 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

Mushroom supply chain and consumer analytics (MU23003)

This project provides analytics on the Australian mushroom supply chain, the volumes and value of product as it travels through distribution channels and the influences on household buying behaviour.

3 May 2024

Ongoing project

Mushroom RD&E Coordinator (MU23004)

This investment supports the role of a Mushroom RD&E Coordinator, who will ensure that levy-funded mushroom RD&E investments are responsive to industry needs and deliver on industry expectations.

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

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

Mushroom foodservice research and strategy (MU22012)

This short project is delivering a strategy for the mushroom industry to increase demand for mushrooms within the foodservice sector.

12 July 2023

Ongoing project

Online resource for mushroom health and nutrition science for healthcare professionals (MU22006)

This project is creating the MUSHRoom (Mushroom Science and Health) online platform that is a one-stop-shop for research and resources on the nutrition and health benefits of mushrooms.

3 July 2023

Ongoing project

Mushroom industry conference and roadshow program 2023-2026 (MU22007)

This project delivers a national mushroom grower conference and roadshow program that promotes the uptake of best practice to the broader mushroom industry.

3 July 2023

Ongoing project

Mushroom international study tours – inbound and outbound (MU22010)

This project delivers a range of inbound and outbound international study tours for the mushroom industry.

17 May 2023

Ongoing project

Mushroom supply chain best management (MU22011)

This project delivers a supply chain best practice guide for the mushroom industry.

21 February 2023

Ongoing project

Industry level lifecycle analysis updated to better understand eco-credentials and minimise risks (MU22005)

This investment is developing a tool for mushroom growers to compare their environmental performance against industry-average benchmarks.

9 February 2023