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At the request of the Commonwealth Government, the Australian wool industry developed the National Wool Research, Development and Extension (RD&E) Strategy. This Strategy forms part of the National Primary Industries Research, Development and Extension Framework.

The National Wool RD&E Strategy defines the priority objectives for the wool industry in the long-term (next 20 years) based on a national collaborative approach to all wool research, development and extension.

The Strategy is designed to increase the efficiency of funding and resource use, and improve industry uptake of innovation. It describes the technologies, products, tools and delivery methods required or desired to achieve those objectives, nationally.

The Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA), NSW Department of Primary Industries and AWI are leading the Strategy implementation, with support shared by Strategy co-signatories, the Queensland Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry; the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment Tasmania; Primary Industries and Resources South Australia; the Department of Primary Industries Victoria; CSIRO and Universities. 

  National Wool RD&E Strategy 2017-2020
Front cover of the Wool Industry National RD&E Strategy.

Further Information

Download the updated National Wool Research, Development & Extension Strategy

The previous version, from June 11, is still available in several formats here: