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Ongoing project

Horticulture Nuffield scholarships (BA15004)

Key research provider: Nuffield Australia

What’s it all about? 

This project provides funding to support Nuffield Scholars in the banana industry. Nuffield Scholarships are a chance for Australians in agriculture to grow their practical knowledge and a broad variety of skills, while heading overseas to study a topic related to their industry.

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The 2016 scholar under this project was organic banana grower Matthew Abbott from Mena Creek, Queensland, whose studies evolved into a look at how marketing and branding can be used to boost value for Australian banana growers.

Read Hort Innovation's article on Matt's Nuffield journey in this article from back in 2016. In November 2018, Matt’s full research report from his scholarship was being readied for publication by Nuffield, which released this article on his work.

Related levy funds

This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Banana Fund