Roles of Industry Development
The review consisted of: establishing a six person reference group representing the major stakeholders; conducting case studies in macadamias, potatoes and fresh stone fruit through semi-structured individual and group interviews with 24 people; interviewing 32 people by telephone including IDOs, Chairs and staff from grower organizations, researchers, extension officers and administrators in state departments; presenting an interim report to the HRDC Board; and writing the final report. The emerging HRDC and IDM/State-IDO system clearly fulfills the needs of both industry and government. It does so efficiently, effectively and with full support from growers. It is an innovation with substantial significance beyond horticulture, within and outside Australia.