About the Framework

About the Framework

In 2005, the then Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC) promoted the concept of a more collaborative national RD&E model, and endorsed the development of a National Primary Industries Research, Development & Extension Framework (the Framework).

The Framework is developed jointly between the Commonwealth, the States and Northern Territory, Rural R&D Corporations, CSIRO, and universities.

PIMC is now known as the Standing Council on Primary Industries (SCoPI), and the Framework is one of the key issues of national significance under the SCoPI terms of reference.


The Strategies

National research, development and extension strategies have been developed for the following primary industry and cross industry sectors:

  • beef, cotton, dairy, fisheries and aquaculture, forests, grains, horticulture, pork, poultry, sheep meat, sugar, wine, wool, and new and emerging industries;
  • animal biosecurity, animal welfare, biofuels and bioenergy, climate change and variability, food and nutrition, plant biosecurity and water use in agriculture.

See here for further details.