Sugar Research Australia has created a five-year strategic plan for the industry.
Sugar Research Australia has created a five-year strategic plan for the industry. John Gass

Sugar sector’s sweet move

SUGAR Research Australia's first strategic plan has been welcomed by the industry.

The Australian Sugar Industry Alliance is delighted by the five-year strategic plan.

It is the first strategic plan for the relatively new body in the sugar industry.

"This is an important milestone for the new company," said ASA chairman John Pratt.

Mr Pratt reminded the growers and millers who fought to establish SRA that research was a shared responsibility and urged continued interest in the important function for the future of the sugarcane sector.

"Successful delivery is a responsibility not just of SRA, but for the whole of industry, and essential for the future competitiveness and profitability of the Australian sugarcane industry," he said.

ASA says the emphasis on cultural change with focus on customers, consultation and collaboration bodes well for the development of a relevant, more responsive research and development service to the industry.

The sugar alliance said it was heartening to see the commitment to monitoring and evaluation and overall accountability to the industry.



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