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Investment analysis

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


As seen on the Fund management page, investments specific to the Hort Innovation Prune Fund are guided by the prune 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 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 Prune 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 to learn more about Prune 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 Prune Fund align to which SIP outcomes. Because some projects address more than one SIP outcome, they may be listed more than once.

Improve on-farm productivity and product quality so that Australia becomes a leading producer of high quality, nutritious fruit

Ongoing and completed investments

Undertake R&D and extension to provide results which can be used by industry to support ‘pre-competitive’ activities to increase the demand for Australian prunes and improve producer profitability

Investments in this outcome are achieved in industry programs not managed by Hort Innovation.

Build skills, capacity and knowledge in the industry, both in existing and new industry participants, so that the capability exists to implement R&D outcomes and deliver the supply and quality improvements needed by the industry

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 Prune 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 Prune Fund and how the investments align with the SIP.

Hort Innovation
Dumisani Mhlanga
Dumisani Mhlanga
Industry Strategic Partner
Contact details
0447 091 186 Send an email

Strategic Investment Plan

Read the Prune Fund SIP