About the Framework

Who is Building the Framework?

The Australian, State and Northern Territory Governments, rural R&D corporations, CSIRO, and universities are jointly developing the National Primary Industries Research, Development and Extension Framework to encourage greater collaboration and promote continuous improvement in the investment of RD&E resources nationally.


This is an initiative of the Standing Council on Primary Industries (SCoPI), and supported by the Primary Industries Standing Committee (PISC).


Day to day management of the Framework is overseen by the PISC RD&E Subcommittee, including representation from:

  • New South Wales Government
  • Northern Territory Government
  • Queensland Government
  • South Australia Government
  • Tasmania Government
  • Victoria Government
  • Western Australia Government
  • Commonwealth Government
  • CSIRO
  • Grains Research & Development Corporation
  • Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation
  • Dairy Australia
  • Council of Rural Research & Development Corporations
  • Australian Council of the Deans of Agriculture