AGIA has partnered with RIRDC (Rural Industries Research & Development) to guide Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) investment raised from a ginger statutory grower levy.
Industry research and development investment is directed through the RIRDC Ginger R & D Advisory Committee. This committee aligns projects to the ginger industry strategic plan to ensure the best value to ginger levy payers.
All industry initiatives by AGIA are funded by a grower levy which recieves co-contributions from the Australian Government. Levies are payable on fresh ginger, seed ginger and processing ginger produced or sold in Australia. THe levy payable is 0.05% of the sale price per kilogram at the first point of sale. For more information on visit the Department of Agriculture’s information sheet on the ginger levy.
AGIA provides a range of core extension services to the Australian ginger industry, that are largely funded through levies that include innovation and technical services, industry communications and advocacy.