The Traceability Grants Program – Round 1 (the program) will run over four years from 2019-20 to 2022-23. The program was announced as part of the Modernising Agricultural Trade initiative. The program has $ 7 Million (GST exclusive) for grants over the four financial years. The funding will be available in two grant rounds, one in 2019-20 and the other round in 2020-21.
This program provides opportunities for successful applicants to conduct projects that will enhance the supply chain traceability systems and arrangements that support the export of our agricultural commodities. Traceability is the ability to follow the movement of a product through stages of production, processing and distribution (ISO 22005:2007).
What is the funding for?
Australia’s agricultural traceability systems include all government regulation and industry arrangements that enable tracing of agricultural production and products, back and forward along entire supply chains. At each step in the supply chain, participants should be able to trace one step forward and one step back.
Consumers and trading partners want to know more about the products they buy. Including information about:
- food safety
- animal and plant pest and disease status
- social matters such as sustainability, and animal welfare practices.
Effective traceability supports claims made about food.
To be eligible your grant activity must be clearly linked to producing an outcome that will enhance traceability systems for exported Australian agricultural commodities.
Eligible activities must directly relate to the program and can include:
- Investigation of options to demonstrate the provenance of Australian agricultural commodities.
- Development of requirements around traceability data collected along supply chains.
- Detailing commodity supply chains.
- Investigation of technologies that enable real time or passive tracing of various commodities through the supply chain.
- Investigation of innovative solutions to collect and store data that can be used to trace and/or track commodities through supply chains.
Eligible expenditure items are reasonable costs associated with the delivery of the activity, for example, salaries and on-costs of those directly involved and travel directly associated with the project.
The objectives of the program are:
- to support industry projects that will enhance our agricultural supply chain traceability systems, including developing and trialling technologies that digitise information flow
- to provide an advantage for our exporters in overseas markets to assist them in maintaining their competitive edge
- to increase opportunities to export Australian commodities.
Eligibility – who can access this grant?
To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:
- Indigenous Corporation
- Corporate Commonwealth Entity
- Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entity
- Non-Corporate Commonwealth Statutory Authority
- Commonwealth Company
- Corporate State or Territory Entity
- Non-corporate State or Territory Entity
- Non-corporate State or Territory Statutory Authority
- Local Government
- Incorporated Association
- International Entity
- Sole Trader
- Statutory Entity
- Trustee on behalf of a Trust
- Unincorporated Association.
How do I apply?
For more details on how to apply, please click here.
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