Macadamia farm productivity
Improving farm productivity and competitiveness in the Australian macadamia industry
This is a joint project between the University of Southern Queensland, Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation, and Industry & Investment NSW. This five year project starting in February 2010 is funded through Horticulture Australia Limited and the Australian Macadamia Society.
This project will examine how the Australian macadamia industry can continue to develop and grow sustainably into the future. A key part of this project is financial and agronomic benchmarking of farms as well as the refinement of investment appraisal and farm management software from previous research by the joint project partners.
A key goal of the research is to refine objective planning and management tools such as the Financial Planner for Macadamia and MacMan(TM) software to assist existing stakeholders and potential investors to objectively assess and improve the financial and operational performance as well as the sustainability of farms in the industry.
- Dr Geoff Slaughter, University of Southern Queensland
- Mr Shane Mulo, Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation
- Mr Paul O’Hare, Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation
- Mr Jeremy Bright, Industry & Investment NSW