Smart Farming Partnership

Fast facts

– Part of the $134 million over six years for the Smart Farm grants through the next phase of the $1 billion National Landcare Program
– Smart Farming Partnerships are multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million for groups of organisations. The round opens on 19 October and closes 21 December
– Landcare is protecting iconic places and threatened plants and animals, with more than 450 projects helping to protect these important environmental assets.

The National Landcare Program’s new Smart Farming Partnerships provide multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to support new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino called for groups, organisations and individuals in the agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries in the South West to put their heads together and apply for the $60 million Smart Farming Partnerships, which are now open.

“These Smart Farming Partnerships will support the development, trialling and implementation of next generation farming, forestry and fishing practices,” Mrs Marino said.

“These partnership grants will get behind larger projects and support the formation of relevant and effective partnerships between experienced and skilled organisations and individuals.

“The grants will help groups of organisations to come up with, or take advantage of the next great idea, the benefits of which can be shared across the community.

“Applying sustainable land and water management practices on the ground and harnessing local knowledge is delivering tangible environmental and financial benefits to our communities and farm businesses—that is why the government has invested $1 billion in the future of Landcare.

“South West farmers are innovators, and the government is supporting that innovative thinking to help local farmers continue to farm smarter, not harder.

For more information on the grant and how to apply: nrm.gov.au