Biosecurity Research and Development fund now available

 

Biosecurity Research and Development fund now available

A $3.2 million fund to encourage research and development to fortify the State’s enviable biosecurity status is now under way, made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.

Successful projects may receive between $50,000 and $500,000 per year for up to three years. Research organisations, education institutions, not-for-profit organisations, local and State government agencies along with community, industry and producer groups are encouraged to submit proposals.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the fund was a key part of the recently announced Boosting Biosecurity Defences component of the $300 million Seizing the Opportunity Agriculture initiative, through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program. This fund is an excellent example of industry, community and government working together to find innovative solutions to protect the value and reputation of Western Australia’s agrifood sector and enhance the vitality of regional communities.

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