$4 million grant to enhance food chain traceability

Department of Agriculture

Friday, 10 January, 2020

$4 million grant to enhance food chain traceability

The Department of Agriculture is inviting applications for grants worth $4 million to enhance traceability in the food supply chain, enhance trust in Australian-grown products and increase agricultural exports.

An initial $4 million round of Traceability Grants Program funding opened on 8 January and will be available to individuals, communities, government or private sector organisations, and agricultural export industries to improve traceability in supply chains. The program, managed by the Community Grants Hub, will enable successful applicants to carry out projects that enhance the competitiveness of Australian produce, for example by supporting assertions around organic or location-specific production.

Effective traceability systems are necessary for continued access to numerous export markets, such as Asian markets seeking healthy, nutritious food. The Traceability Grants Program is part of the Modernising Agricultural Trade agenda announced by the Australian Government to attain a $100 billion agricultural sector by 2030. The $7 million program will run over two rounds from the end of 2019 to June 2023.

The Traceability Grants Program Opportunity Guidelines set out how the program will operate. The round will close on 21 February 2020.

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