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Investment expenditure analysis

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

As seen on the onion 'fund management' page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Onion 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 Onion 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 Onion 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

Understanding and managing the impacts of climate change on Australian onion production (VN23001)

This project will improve onion growers' understanding of the potential environmental impacts of the industry on a total and per kilogram basis and produce critical external communications based on the findings.

21 June 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

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

Onion international study tours – inbound and outbound (VN22000)

This project provides opportunities for Australian onion growers and supply chain participants to increase their awareness and knowledge of research and innovation in the global horticulture industry by delivering international industry study tours to key onion-growing regions worldwide.

22 August 2023

Ongoing project

Education and tools for canteen managers to increase vegetables in primary school canteens and vegetable consumption by children (MT22006)

This project is engaging primary school canteens across Australia through a range of initiatives to boost the consumption of veggies at school and create long-term healthy eating habits.

22 August 2023

Ongoing project

National vegetable and onion benchmarking program (MT22009)

This project is providing vegetable and onion growers with the ability to compare their businesses against national and regional benchmarking data.

3 July 2023

Ongoing project

Enhancing the usability of onions (VN22001)

This investment is providing the onion industry with short- and long-term recommendations to increase the use of onions in the foodservice sector.

17 May 2023

Ongoing project

Nuffield scholarships (MT22003)

This project supports a 2024 Nuffield Australia scholarship for the apple and pear, avocado, onion and rubus industries.

21 February 2023

Ongoing project

People development strategy for the vegetable, potato, onion, and banana industries (MT22002)

This project is building a People Development Strategy to guide future investment in building capacity and capability within the vegetable, potato, onion, and banana industries.

10 January 2023