Plant a tree for Bees attracts $100,000 in grants to protect Bee Friendly Farms

Bee Friendly Farming is a program that supports farmers, orchardists, and other commercial land-use operations to promote pollinator health on their lands. With generous support from BFF partners, One Tree Planted and Flow Hive, up to $100,000 is being offered as tree grants to support tree plantings on BFF CERTIFIED farms. To launch the initiative, […]

Helping young Australians make agriculture future-ready offers grants up to $22,000

Investing in a future-ready agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector is the goal of the 2022 Science and Innovation Awards grant program, with applications now open and $264,000 up for grabs. An invitation is open for young researchers, scientists and innovators in agriculture, fisheries and forestry to submit a project application that addresses current industry challenges. […]

Aussie grain industry market access expands with Grain Sustainability Certification Scheme

The Australian Oilseeds Federation has developed a Grain Sustainability Certification Scheme to help grain growers expand access to international markets. The scheme was made possible through a $97,500 grant from the Australian Government, from the $5 million Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE) extension program. This Grain Sustainability Certification Scheme grant is expected to boost market […]

Eight industry resources and online export system open key markets for avocado growers

Australian avocado growers are strengthening export processes and learning about market access opportunities because of $109,176 in grants under the Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE) extension program. Two grants were awarded to Avocados Australia Ltd to develop processes to help avocado growers find new export market opportunities and reduce export compliance costs. Australians already know […]

Course for co-operative farming born from $2.5 million Government grant

In a nutshell, a $2.5 million Australian Government funded grant has been used to develop a Co-operative Farming program with the aim to expand the agricultural market, apparently through a learning course that starts on 17 August 2021. The Co-operative Financials and Governance for Accountants and Lawyers Program, the first course of its kind, has […]

A $455,100 grant has been awarded to improve traceability for Kakadu plum

The Northern Australia Aboriginal Kakadu Plum Alliance consortium consisting of eight Aboriginal Corporations has received an Australian Government grant of $455,100 to design an Indigenous certification and accreditation system. The Mamabulanjin Aboriginal Corporation is the consortium’s lead member and will manage the grant to develop a database of Kakadu plum using blockchain and iso-elemental technology. […]

Future Drought Fund opens grants for $34.2 million to deliver more resilience

Expressions of interest are invited for projects to manage and prepare for the impacts of drought through the Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund (FDF). The Drought Resilience Innovation Grants is expected to drive development, extension, adoption and commercialisation of drought resilience practices and technologies. If we want our Australian farmers – and the […]

Fish size study shows benefits of marine sanctuaries according to AMCS

The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) says a study released today by researchers at the University of Western Australia (UWA) shows that larger fishes can be found in Australia’s no-take marine sanctuaries, is more evidence of the benefits of highly protected areas for our oceans. The study used underwater video to take over 1 million […]

Meat and Livestock Australia awarded $1.52 million to assist with new export channels

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will use a $1.52 million Australian Government grant to explore market diversification opportunities within untapped segments of three export markets. The grant is expected to be used to help increase market expansion and diversification for Australian exporters, and in particular MLA is expected to explore new export channels in Saudi […]

Making farms a safer place across the life stages of a farmer

The recently concluded National Farm Safety Week took on the subject of safety issues from childhood to ageing farmers to show how farm safety was important across all age groups. While over half of on-farm fatalities are people over 50, in the last 10 years around 15% of fatal accidents have been kids under 15, […]