The Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) is one of the world's leading grains research organisations, responsible for planning, investing and overseeing research and development, delivering improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry. The GRDC is a statutory corporation, operating as a research investment body in partnership with grain growers and the Australian Government. The corporation was founded in 1990 under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 (PIERD Act) and is subject to accountability and reporting obligations set out in the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act) and in the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies (Report of Operations) Orders 2005. The GRDC's portfolio department is the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF).
The GRDC's mission is to invest in research and development for the greatest benefit of Australian grain growers and the Government through linking innovative research with industry needs.
The GRDC's vision is for a profitable, internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable grains industry.
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