New recipients of traceability grants announced

A new grant program focused on traceability systems is set to support Australia’s agricultural export supply chains.

Eleven new projects will share $4 million of funding in round 3 of the Australian Government’s Traceability Grants Program.

Deputy secretary for Agricultural Trade and Regulation, Tina Hutchison, said that this latest round of grants continues the important work under rounds 1 and 2 to enhance the traceability of Australian agriculture commodities.

“As with the first two rounds of this program, we’re proud to assist more Australian farmers and producers to improve agricultural supply chain traceability systems, and access the opportunities which open up as a result,” said Hutchison.

“Beneficiaries from this round widely cover the agricultural sector- from first nations producers of native foods to wine, honey, pork, beef and sheep producers, seafood harvesters, timber exporters, and more.

“These grants will help them maintain their competitive export edge, and increase their ability to extend into lucrative export markets.”

Prior to the launch of Round 3, the Government released the National Agricultural Traceability Strategy 2023 to 2033. The strategy contains 8 objectives and 11 priority areas for action.

The Traceability Grants Program – Round 3 is funding projects that focus on the priority areas for action that include:

  • Enhancing and supporting trust and adoption of agricultural traceability through demonstration of value-add and return on investment.
  • Improving two-way, producer-consumer information flows to identify value-add creation and distribution opportunities and drive business development.
  • Establishing a flexible and responsive agricultural traceability research and development agenda.

The Traceability Grants Program is a part of the Modernising Agricultural Trade – Promoting Australia’s Clean, Green Brand initiative. Building on the outcomes of earlier rounds, the activities funded under Traceability Grants Program – Round 3 are expected to be completed by 30 June 2026.

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