$3.9m awarded under the National Agricultural Traceability Grants Program

Tuesday, 18 June, 2024

$3.9m awarded under the National Agricultural Traceability Grants Program

A national program designed to build trust in Australian agricultural exports to Southeast Asia has awarded 11 new grants totalling $3.9 million to industries and institutions on the cutting edge of supply chain traceability.

The Deputy Secretary of Agricultural Trade and Regulation Group, Tina Hutchison, said the initiative aimed to support collaborative projects that build on the National Agricultural Traceability Strategy.

The institutions that have been selected for the grant round and their winning projects include:

  1. Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated: Tracing Carbon Emissions in an International Wine Industry Value Chain between Australia and Singapore.
  2. Dairy Australia Limited: Leveraging Australian Dairy Sustainability Credentials to Influence Trade of Dairy Products in Southeast Asia.
  3. Australian Table Grape Association: Australian Table Grapes Southeast Asia Export Traceability – B2C & B2B Engagement Platform.
  4. Meat and Livestock Australia Limited: Showcasing Australian Red Meat Integrity Systems and Credentials in Southeast Asia.
  5. The University of Adelaide: Enhancing Agricultural Traceability for Market Sustainability: A Southeast Asian Perspective.
  6. Griffith University: Evaluation and Resource Development to Advance Australian Agriculture Export Traceability: A Study of Seafood and Horticulture Trade with Vietnam.
  7. Monash University: Enhancing trustworthy honey trade through new honeybee hive provenance technology.
  8. Australian Mango Industry Association: Assessing the opportunity of adopting integrated traceability systems for Australian mangoes in selected Southeast Asian markets.
  9. Export Council of Australia: Adopting digital traceability by Australian firms exporting almonds to Malaysia.
  10. Central Queensland University: Leveraging Blockchain for Enhanced Food Traceability and Trust in Australian-Indonesian Horticulture Supply Chains.
  11. eBottli Pty Ltd: Enhancing Tuna Traceability: RFID-Driven Value Chains for Sustainable Growth in Southeast Asia Bluefin Tuna Trade.

Each organisation awarded a grant is working towards achieving traceability goals and establishing mutually prosperous relationships with our international consumers.

"These new grants will assist the industry to establish comprehensive traceability systems throughout Southeast Asia, reinforcing Australia's commitment to the highest standards of agricultural production and export," Hutchison said.

For more information, visit here.

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