The Purpose of the Framework

Innovation and RD&E are key drivers to improving productivity and Australia's competitiveness in the primary industries sector, and making best use of Australia's natural resources under a changing climate and market place.

The National RD&E Framework facilitates greater coordination among the Commonwealth, State governments, CSIRO, RDCs, industry and university sectors to better harmonise roles in primary industry RD&E and promotes effective collaboration to maximise benefits to Australia.

Agencies will build capability in fields strategically important to their jurisdictions and industries. Over time, capability will be consolidated into stronger national centres or networks, and it will become more apparent where prospects in a particular industry or field lie. Agencies may also exit capability in some areas that are not strategically relevant.