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Traceability grants to enhance agriculture exports

05 February 2024, AU: Applications are now open until 18 March for the third round of the Traceability Grants Program.

The Australian Government has committed to modernising and enhancing our agricultural traceability systems. This new $4 million grant round is a part of that commitment.

Acting Deputy Secretary for Agricultural Trade, Matt Koval, said the program provides the opportunity for successful applicants to enhance their existing traceability systems, technologies and approaches to meet current and future challenges.

“As emerging market access opportunities occur, more farmers, producers and processors are expanding their businesses to meet these and help grow the value of the sector,” Mr Koval said.

“These grants aim to address priority areas, including adoption of agricultural traceability and improving return on investment.

“The grant round will also support projects designed to improve two-way, producer-consumer information flows to identify distribution opportunities and drive business development.

“Enhancements to our agricultural traceability systems will allow exporters, especially those involved in high-value commodities, to maintain their competitive market edge.”

The program supports collaborative projects to drive the implementation of the National Agricultural Traceability Strategy 2023 to 2033in its first 5 years.

“The strategy identifies a priority for national agricultural traceability research and development,” Mr Koval said.

“This includes translating research design into practical solutions and finding pathways for these while sharing the latest developments and leveraging collaborative relationships to achieve outcomes.”

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