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Discover sweetpotato levy investments into Sweetpotato Fund R&D initiatives

The sweetpotato levy has been invested into following Hort Innovation Sweetpotato 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

Foodservice foundational market insights (MT21011)

This investment is equipping the avocado, melon, mushroom, onion, papaya, sweetpotato and vegetable industries with market insights into the foodservice sector

2 June 2022

Completed project Final Research Report

Field-based testing for fall armyworm (MT19014)

This short investment conducted research to foster national collaboration in monitoring the movement of fall armyworm

1 June 2022

Ongoing project

Causes and management strategies for skin loss in sweetpotatoes (PW21002)

This investment is developing a comprehensive manual for sweetpotato growers on pre-and post-harvest best practices for reducing skin loss in Australian commercial production systems

11 May 2022

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

Ongoing project

Fund Impact Assessment 2020/21: cherry, sweetpotato, vegetables, small tropicals (MT21013)

This project evaluates a random selection of projects in the Hort Innovation Cherry, Sweetpotato, Vegetable and Small Tropical (Lychee, Pineapple, Papaya, Persimmon, Passionfruit) Funds, with a focus on projects completed within the five years to 30 June 2021, aligned to the 2017-2021 industry Strategic Investment Plans.

29 April 2022

Completed project

Vegetable cluster consumer insights program (MT17017) (MT17017b)

This multi-industry investment provided regular consumer behaviour data and insight reporting about the sweet potato industry through the Harvest to Home platform.

16 March 2022

Ongoing project

Sweetpotato industry communications program (PW21000)

This project is responsible for communicating to Australian sweetpotato growers and other industry stakeholders

10 March 2022