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.
Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud said the $3 million under Round Two of the Traceability Grants Program was an opportunity to boost the competitiveness of our farming exporters.
“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.”
The objectives of the program are to:
- support industry projects that will enhance our agricultural supply chain traceability systems, including developing and trialling technologies that digitise information flow
- provide an advantage for our exporters in overseas markets to assist them in maintaining their competitive edge
- increase opportunities to export Australian commodities.
Round Two of the Traceability Grants Program opened on 25 November 2020 and closes on 21 January 2021.
For more details or to apply visit the Community Grants Hub.