Hortgro Pome and Stone (representing growers) provide overarching industry strategy.
Hortgro Science converts industry strategy to a research strategy.
Hortgro Science and TACs convert the research strategy to research themes within programmes.
Work-groups consisting of technical advisors, growers, and researchers develop a strategy for each research theme and determine the research needs. This is expressed as a list of research questions.
Researchers submit concept project proposals.
NEW PROJECT PROPOSALS
Researchers are requested to submit full proposals for relevant concepts.
REVIEW AND PRIORITISE
Peer work-groups review projects for scientific soundness. TACs prioritise projects according to the research strategy.
PRESENT AND FUNDING
Hortgro Science submits a list of new projects and a budget to industry associations for funding.
Communication of research results to growers.