Sustainable farming efforts are being boosted with more Australian Government support under the latest round of the $43.5 million Smart Farms Small Grants program.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said 113 projects will share in more than $5 million to equip farmers with new skills and knowledge to improve sustainability and their bottom line.
“It is a critical time for agriculture which is poised to lead Australia’s recovery out of COVID-19,” Minister Littleproud said.
“This funding will improve the resilience and productive capacity of farms but will also have an immediate effect of stimulating local economies and bringing people together, when the time is right. Locals know best and that’s why we’re supporting them in activities such as rolling out projects to improve soil health and demonstrating how new technology, such as drones, can help farming businesses,” continued Mr Littleproud.
“Smart Farms Small Grants is part of the second phase of the National Landcare program, a $1.1 billion Australian Government commitment to natural resource management.”
Minister Littleproud said the successful recipients will receive grants of up to $50,000. For more information about Smart Farms Small Grants visit www.agriculture.gov.au