Research to benefit the commercial forest growing sector in Australia
FWPA’s Forestry RD&E Investment Plans were developed in consultation with Australia’s commercial forest growers to inform collaborative investment in RD&E activities and identify Priority Topics as the key targets for investment.
RD&E proposals must either:
- Advance one or more Priority Topics identified in the Priority Topics list or
- Advance RD&E outside of the Priority Topics, where the prospective researcher can demonstrate significant support by Australia’s commercial forest growers.
Successful proposals will reflect an understanding of the context and issues around the research topic as it impacts the sector and will reflect an understanding of the current status of knowledge in relation to Priority Topics. For context and background on the Priority Topics, refer to the relevant Investment Plan(s).
Codes & Standards
Coordination of timber standards & codes
The aim of FWPA’s Codes and Standards activities is to increase the use of wood-based products through the development and/or maintenance of key standards, codes and handbooks that are developed through a consensus-based process.