December 17, 2019
Farmers and small agribusinesses finding it difficult to tap into overseas markets can seek help from a $6.1 million, four-year extension of the Federal Government’s Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE) grants program.
“Boosting exports will be crucial if we are to reach our target to grow agriculture to a $100 billion sector by 2030,” Agriculture Minister Senator Bridget McKenzie said.
“To do that we need to give a hand to agribusinesses, especially those finding it difficult to navigate the export system.
“These grants were established by our government in 2015 to help farmers and small export businesses across agriculture, in the dairy, fish, eggs, grain, plant, horticulture, meat and animal product industries.
“PASE grants totalling $10.45 million have so far funded 58 projects across a number of industries.”
Applications for PASE grants opened on Tuesday (December 17) and will close on February 28.
More information on the package and previous projects funded are available on www.agriculture.gov.au/export/from-australia/package-assisting-small-exporters