Your Levy and How it’s Used
Hort Innovation manages the papaya levy funds directed to research and development (R&D) and marketing. In 2015/16 a total of $167,000 of papaya R&D levies were collected.
A levy rate on fresh and export papaya is 2 cents per kilogram, and processing papaya is 0.25 cents per kilogram.
The Papaya Strategic Investment Plan 2017-21 (SIP) has been developed to guide investment in the priority areas identified and agreed by the industry.
The SIP lists three desired outcomes for the papaya industry from levy investment over the next five years:
- Increased quality to ensure consistency of supply to the consumer
- Access to new varieties and improved pest and disease management to improve growers’ productivity and profitability
- Improved market access and increased consumer demand to increase returns to growers.
To download the SIP see ‘Industry Resources’
Got an idea for a research project or activity you’d like to see Hort Innovation undertake on behalf of the papaya industry? Watch this video to see how ideas are considered then make your suggestion to Hort Innovation here.