$100,000 grants for farmers to protect soil
FARMERS, fishers, community and industry groups can apply for grants of between $5000 and $100,000 to assist them to protect and improve the condition of soil, vegetation and biodiversity and support agricultural systems to adapt to change.
Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce called for applications for the competitive $50 million Smart Farms Small Grants, through the National Landcare Program, which opened on October 24.
“Our farmers take immense pride in managing their land to ensure they can pass on productive and healthy land to the next generation of farmers,” Mr Joyce said.
“Significant technological advances are taking place in land management and the Smart Farms Small Grants will provide grant funding to develop and extend new tools, methods and technology for farmers to continue to be at the forefront of land management.
“Our farmers manage
61 per cent of Australia’s land and have a long-held reputation for sustainable and innovative land management.
“These Smart Farms Small Grants will help farmers to come up with, or take advantage of the next great idea.”
HELPING HAND: Grants between $5000 and $100,000 are available for farmers to protect their soil.