The RIRDC Tea Tree Oil Program aims to support the continued development of an environmentally sustainable and profitable Australian tea tree oil industry that has established international leadership in marketing, value-adding, product reliability and production.
There are four program objectives. These are:
• Enhancing production systems to maintain the competitiveness of Australian growers
• Identifying regulatory regimes and market barriers, and enhancing the ability of industry to meet safety standards
• Demonstrating proof of concept/efficacy for innovative applications of tea tree oil
• Fostering communication that increases understanding and thereby encourages greater use of tea tree oil.