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Discover nashi levy investments into Nashi Fund R&D initiatives

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

Discover the projects that you want to see by refining the list by ongoing, completed, and historical R&D projects as well as projects by R&D portfolio type. You can also filter the projects by areas of extension and communications, international trade, and data and insights.

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Ongoing project

Access to new varieties for Australian nashi growers (NA22000)

The project will deliver superior imported varieties that can be adapted to local climatic conditions by the Australian nashi industry.

23 April 2024

Completed project Final Research Report

Review and evaluation of nashi packaging (NA22001)

This desktop review identified alternative sustainable product packaging options for the nashi industry to meet the requirements of domestic retailers and support long-term market access.

9 January 2024

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

Completed project Final Research Report

Cost effective thinning for Nashi (desktop evaluation and grower workshops) (NA20000)

This project identified opportunities for the reduction in thinning and budding costs for the nashi industry

11 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

Completed project Final Research Report

Consumer demand spaces for horticulture (MT21003)

This investment identified and prioritised opportunities to engage consumers and build demand across the domestic market for fruits, nuts and vegetables.

28 November 2022

Ongoing project

Regulatory support and coordination (pesticides) (MT20007)

This project provides the Australian horticulture industry with key information regarding domestic and international pesticide regulation

27 July 2021

Completed project Final Research Report

Phenomenom - The Good Mood Food Module (ST19041)

This project, which was completed during 2020, expanded the number of Phenomenom resources available by adding a module that educates children, parents and teachers on the beneficial mood effects of a diet and lifestyle encompassing horticulture products.

22 February 2021

Completed project

Seasonal horticulture labour demand and workforce study (ST19040 and ST20008) (ST19040)

This short project ran in 2020 to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the horticulture sector in accessing and securing their casual workforce. The study provided an 18-month outlook on the casual labour demand across different regions, to support industry discussion on longer-term COVID-19 responses

22 February 2021