The Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) for the almond industry is almost done! The final draft of the document has been published online by Hort Innovation, and you have until Thursday, February 9, 2017 to get in any final feedback.
To read the final draft SIP and use the simple online form to provide your feedback, visit Hort Innovation’s almond grower page: www.horticulture.com.au/grower-focus/almond.
You can also provide feedback direct to Hort Innovation Relationship Manager Corrine Jasper on 0439 433 885 or at email@example.com.
What is the SIP?
The final industry SIP will be used to help guide Hort Innovation’s strategic investment of the almond levy, ensuring that levy investment decisions align with industry priorities. It outlines these industry priorities and the core industry outcomes required by investments.
The SIP is designed to represent the balanced interests of the almond industry.
How will it be used?
The SIP will be used like a ‘roadmap’ by the almond industry Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP) in providing advice to Hort Innovation on potential levy investments.
What is the SIAP?
The almond SIAP’s key function is to provide transparent and robust strategic investment advice to Hort Innovation – helping guide the way the industry levy and Australian Government contributions are put to use.
The almond SIAP is made up of panellists from the almond industry. Most panellists are levy-paying growers, with appointments made based on skills criteria and considering geographic and sectorial diversity. The SIAP also has a chair, appointed at the end of 2016.
Visit www.horticulture.com.au/grower-focus/almond to see the list of panellists and to access summary notes from the almond SIAP’s meetings to date.
How do ideas get to the SIAP?
Anyone is welcome to submit an idea for a potential industry project. To submit an idea, use Hort Innovation’s Concept Proposal Form at http://edms.horticulture.com.au/Forms/ConceptFormV2.
To learn more about the innovation process at Hort Innovation, visit www.horticulture.com.au/about/investing-is-our-business/innovation-concept-pipeline.
Contact Corrine Jasper at Hort Innovation on 0439 433 885 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.