The National Landcare Program’s new Smart Farming Partnerships is offering multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, is calling for groups of skilled organizations and individuals in the agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries to come together to apply for the $60 million Smart Farming Partnerships.
“The Smart Farming Partnerships will support the development, trialling and implementation of next generation sustainable farming, forestry and fishing practices.”
“The grants will help groups of organizations to come up with, or take advantage of the next great idea, the benefits of which can be shared across the sector.”
Under the program these partnerships are meant to:
• develop, trial and implement new and innovative tools that protect and improve the condition of natural resources (soils and vegetation)
• support productive and profitable agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries
• protect Australia’s biodiversity
“I encourage interested organizations to visit www.nrm.gov.au for more information on the grants and how to apply.”