Gardiner Foundation works collaboratively across the supply chain, providing an independent source of funds and flexibility of investment that other participants may not have.
Gardiner co-invests where practicable to maximise the impact of investments. Working cooperatively with other key funders of the Victorian dairy industry [Dairy Australia and Agriculture Victoria] allows Gardiner to maximise the outcomes and focus on initiatives that impact the key industry objectives of profitability, growth and sustainability.
The needs of a range of stakeholders are addressed through industry improvement projects according to the Gardiner Constitution. Strategic investments focus on three key areas: Research, Development and Extension (RD&E), People and Community Development and Industry Engagement and Strategic Support.
Gardiner Foundation seeks opportunities to collaborate with industry, leveraging resources and knowledge to maximise the impact for farmers and communities. Gardiner supports projects that link research and development with adoption, to deliver real outcomes at farm, factory, consumer and community level. Gardiner also invest in current and emerging leaders through programs integrated across the dairy value chain.
Gardiner can be agile and flexible in its response to emerging priorities.