About CRI: Facilities and Contacts

Objectives

CRI’s objectives are to:

  • promote research and technical development required to maximise the global competitiveness of the southern African citrus industry;
  • coordinate the funding and provision of cost-effective research and technical services aimed at addressing the needs of the southern African citrus industry;
  • act as spokesperson on citrus industry research and technical matters;
  • liaise with other organizations, including grower organizations, industry organizations, organized agriculture, statutory bodies or institutions, marketing agents, government organizations, research organisations, training organisations, Universities or any other organization in order to promote the research and technical interests of the southern African citrus industry;
  • promote cooperative interaction between the various research and technology service providers;
  • promote the dissemination of research results and new technologies to the southern African citrus industry, scientific community and other relevant bodies;
  • pursue the most effective structuring and organisation of required technical services;
  • secure adequate funding to support the provision of the required Research and Technology development;
  • allocate available funds to research and technology development;
  • Manage performance of service providers being funded for technical projects.