THE Australian Government is encouraging applications from farming groups, research organisations and other eligible industry bodies for grants to support projects that enhance traceability in the agricultural produce supply chain.
“Australia’s reputation as a source of premium produce has helped our agricultural exporters secure a strong foothold in markets throughout the world,” Minister Littleproud said.
“With greater export market competition and increasing demand from consumers about the origins and safety of produce, traceability systems are critical for access into these export markets.
“This program provides opportunities for successful applicants to carry out projects that enhance product traceability and the competitiveness of our produce.
“The first round funded a variety of innovative projects including an app to tracking of animals from farm to destination in real time and a portable x-ray scanner for determining seafood provenance.
“This second round of the Traceability Grants Program is part of an overall $7 million investment and an important component of the Australian Government’s Ag2030 plan in support of industry’s ambition of $100 billion in farmgate value by 2030.”
Round Two of the Traceability Grants Program opens on 25 November 2020 and closes on 21 January 2021.
Source: Federal Minister for Agriculture. For more details or to apply visit the Community Grants Hub here.