Grants to support sustainable agriculture open

  • Grants between $250,000 and $4 million now available under round two of Smart Farming Partnerships
  • Grants encourage development and roll-out of sustainable agriculture tools; practices
  • Funds projects in things like soil health, pest control, farm input use
  • The second round of the Coalition Government’s Smart Farming Partnerships is now open.

    Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the grants would be available to farmers, Landcare Groups, universities and others.

    “We are funding substantial projects between $250,000 and $4 million that improve the sustainability of Australian agriculture,” Minister Littleproud said.

    “These grants fund sustainable agriculture by helping create new practices and then having farmers use those practices.

    “We’re looking for applications from across all agricultural industries including cropping, livestock, mixed farming, rangelands, marine, horticulture and sugar.

    “Grants can fund research, trials or delivery of projects which deal with, for example, soil health, pest control, farm input efficiency, Indigenous involvement and climate adaptation.

    “These grants are delivered in partnerships and offer a fantastic opportunity for organisations to partner with farmers to promote the best practices.

    “Those with ideas which promote sustainable farming should apply for these grants.”

    Grant applications for round two of the Smart Farming Partnerships opened on 19 March and will be open for eight weeks.

    For more information on the National Landcare Program visit:

    Fast Facts:

    • Smart Farms Program is part of the Australian Government’s $1.1 billion National Landcare Program.
    • 15 projects worth $27 million funded through round one of the program.

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