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Investment analysis

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


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

Increased demand and value of the domestic vegetable industry through improved grower knowledge of the market, product differentiation, increased food service revenue, improved food safety and increased consumer knowledge

Ongoing and completed investments

Export markets grown through increased understanding of opportunities available, improved market access, improved export capabilities, improved reputation and competitive advantage

Ongoing and completed investments

Increased farm productivity and decreased production costs through better utilisation of resources, adaptation to climate, reduced impact of pests and diseases and better utilisation of advanced technologies on the farm

Ongoing and completed investments

Improved capability of levy payers to adopt improved practices and new innovation through improved communication and extension programs, grower innovation support, professional development and workforce building programs, and through improved farm management and information systems

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 Vegetable Fund has two dedicated Industry Strategic Partners, 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 Vegetable 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 Vegetable Fund SIP