Grants to help support smart Aussie farms in Durack
May 1, 2019
More than $745,000 has been awarded to eight projects in the Durack electorate through Round 2 of the National Landcare Program, Smart Farms Small Grants.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price is delighted and said these grants will help farmers adopt sustainable and innovative land and natural resource management practices.
“These grants will reward innovative proposals that improve farming practices and boost productivity,” Ms Price said.
“They are about encouraging Aussie farmers to adopt tools and practices that lead to a more sustainable and profitable agricultural sector.
“Grants have been awarded to 110 projects across the country in the highly competitive round, and I’m delighted eight of those are for worthy projects in Durack.
“I am particularly proud of the successful projects put forward by the Liebe Group – who were successful with three grants; the Mingenew Irwin Group; NACC; Environs Kimberley; KPCA and Insight Agricultural Consulting,” said Ms Price.
Applications for Round two of the Smart Farms Small Grants opened in November last year and attracted more than 638 grant applications from across the country.
Smart Farms is part of the $1.1 billion second phase of the National Landcare Program.
Successful recipients and projects:
- Liebe Group Inc - $20,468.80
To increase the organisational capability of farming systems groups in WA’s Northern Agricultural Region (NAR).
- Liebe Group Inc - $109,120
Gen Y Paddock Challenge: supporting the adoption of innovative and sustainable soil management through and online peer learning network.
- The Liebe Group - $121,979
Amelioration of subsoil aluminium toxicity for improved productivity in WA’s Northern Agricultural Region (NAR).
- Mingenew Irwin Group - $33,000
Fostering young land manager resilience through building confidence and skills for a sustainable future.
- Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) - $29,106
For Being Smarter With our Data
- Environs Kimberley Inc - $211,376
Enriching Kimberley native food producers and enhancing ecosystems
- Kimberley Cattlemen’s Association (KPCA) - $220,000
Improving the health and resilience of pastoral leases across the Kimberley and Pilbara
- Insight Agricultural Consulting Pty Ltd - $48,730
Building extension capability to deliver improved sustainable agriculture adoption outcomes.
For more information on the Smart Farms program visit: www.agriculture.gov.au