Research and development

DPI is committed to growing the NSW economy through the state's primary industries.

We understand the value of innovation, sustainable resource use and risk mitigation. We have more than 1,000 active research and development projects underway which will return up to ten times the value of the $100 million we have invested in them.

As world leaders in food and fibre innovation, we are ranked in the top 1% of research organisations around the globe and we work closely and collaboratively with industry, and public and private organisations.

World-Class Food and Fibre Infrastructure Program

The NSW Government will invest $50 million in the State’s primary industries research and innovation portfolio to help bolster on-farm productivity and protect the $15 billion sector from devastating pests and diseases.

The World-Class Food and Fibre Infrastructure Program cements NSW as Australia’s leader in agriculture, fisheries and biosecurity research.

The Investment will fund equipment such as new glasshouses, exotic disease diagnostic instruments, networks of on-farm sensor and data technology across DPI institutes, aquaculture and fish breeding research material and plant pathology facilities.

This will deliver a new generation of scientific breakthroughs like drought tolerant crop varieties, data-driven on-farm decision making, fast-tracked genetic improvements in beef and lambs and revolutionary biological control of pests.

The investment includes 11 projects