Agricultural Sciences Research and Development Fund

 

Agricultural Sciences Research and Development Fund

 

Project Status: In progress

The $22.1 million Agricultural Sciences Research and Development Fund will boost export opportunities for Western Australian agriculture and food products, particularly in growing markets in nearby Asia.

This investment will support the Western Australian agrifood sector to:

  • capitalise on growing demand from emerging markets
  • secure new markets for our agriculture and food products
  • provide flow-on benefits to growers, industry and communities
  • boost the state's economy.

The fund will allocate $17.4 million through two rounds of grants to incorporated grower groups for research and development across the supply chain to accelerate the adoption of science innovations that boost profitability.

It will also fund research to identify the opportunities and constraints to repositioning WA in premium high-value markets and allocate grants to grower groups and industry partners to improve agricultural competitiveness.

Department of Agriculture and Food is leading the program, which is part of the Seizing the Opportunity Agriculture initiative.