This package from DPI aims to assist primary producers identify and address risks to their farming enterprise, improve permanent farm infrastructure and ensure long-term productivity and sustainable land use, aiding in meeting changes to seasonal conditions.
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Applications are now open for the National Landcare Programme Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16 (Small Grants Round).
The grants complement the delivery of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper by supporting the resilience, competitiveness and productivity of Australian agricultural and fishing industries. It is expected that the Small Grants Round will have a positive impact on farming systems groups, community groups and individuals, enabling them to increase industry capacity and support the adoption of productive management practices, while maintaining or enhancing the natural resource base.
Grants of between $5 500 and $55 000 (GST inclusive) are available for projects that will achieve the objectives of the programme. The programme objective are: