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Investment analysis

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


As seen on the Fund management page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Onion Fund are guided by the onion Strategic Investment Plan (SIP). The SIP features priority outcome areas that have been identified and agreed upon by the industry, and Hort Innovation works to invest in R&D and marketing initiatives that are aligned to these.

In the below interactive chart, you can see the most up-to-date information on how project expenditure in the Onion Fund is aligned to the SIP outcomes. This reflects project investment across the life of the SIP to date. 


How investment expenditure aligns to Strategic Investment Plan outcomes

Click or hover over the chart below to learn more about Onion Fund investment by SIP outcome

How specific projects align to Strategic Investment Plan outcomes

Click on the below panels to see which projects in the Onion Fund align to which SIP outcomes. Because some projects address more than one SIP outcome, they may be listed more than once.

A combined marketing approach working in harmony to show the versatility of onions to increase consumption

Ongoing and completed investments

The Hort Innovation Onion Fund contributed to other marketing-related projects and activities in this outcome. For information and updates on marketing visit the fund's grower pages.

Export growth achieved through market diversification and product customisation, to support and maintain domestic pricing

Ongoing and completed investments

  • Return trade mission activities (VN18007)
  • Horticulture trade data (MT19005)

An informed, engaged industry results in a greater ability to respond to market shifts

Ongoing and completed investments

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.

More information

The Onion Fund has a dedicated Industry Strategic Partner, details below, who would be more than happy to answer your questions or discuss in more detail the information presented on this page, investments in the Onion Fund and how the investments align with the SIP.

Hort Innovation
Mark Spees
Mark Spees
Industry Strategic Partner
Contact details
0439 574 173 Send an email

Strategic Investment Plan

Read the Onion Fund SIP