Ord River Irrigation Area pulse product and market research project
Organisation: Ord River District Co-operative Ltd
Grower Group R&D Grant amount: $441,000
There is growing international demand for legume products as a nutritional protein source, particularly for premium quality varieties.
The Ord River Irrigation Area pulse product and market research project aims to develop market-tested, safe, quality assured and ready-to-eat pulse products for domestic and international hospitality and retail markets.
This includes post-harvest value-adding, processing and marketing options for chickpeas, Borlotti beans and other pulses grown in Western Australia’s Ord Valley.
The project is a partnership between the Ord River District Cooperative Limited (ORDCO) and Curtin University.
The $17.4 million Grower Group R&D Grants Program is a major component of the Agricultural Sciences R&D Fund managed by DAFWA.
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