Pyksis Pty Ltd (Pyksis) submitted a Progress Report on this scoping study project (June 2009) wherein it described how agricultural and pastoral industries, both locally and globally, experience a range of industry development needs as they seek to make themselves comptetive and/or retain their competitive edge in an increasinly globally exposed marketplace. In conducting its study of industry extension, Pyksis interviewed 20 experienced industry parties and made 4 field trips to investigate matters “on the spot” including interviewing farmers and industry supply chain companies. The specific situational needs of the Processed Potato Industry within Australia were placed within that context and what avenues should be pursued to lift performance, having regard to the outcomes of the APRP1 Project and the current APRP2 next phase.