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PhD: Sustainable value chain analysis of the Australian cotton industry

The Australian cotton industry is committed to on-farm sustainability. However, as the raw material goes through value-adding stages in global textile and apparel industries, it is uncertain how ‘sustainable value’ is transferred to the final product. This investment supports the first sustainable value chain analysis of Australian cotton, identifies sustainable value, how it is created, the principal stakeholders, and their value-chain relationships. Its framework shows how the industry can create sustainable value to compete globally and add social and natural capital

Project date

16 Jul 2018-15 Jul 2021
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Principal investigator

Zoe Mellick

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Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

Cotton
  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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  • Start date

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  • Research organisations

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), The University of Queensland (UQ), University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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