The Australian Government is investing $72.7 million to help farming, forestry and fishing exporters in Barker to expand and diversify their export markets in 2021 as part of its Agri-Business Expansion Initiative.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the package will kick off early this year and will provide rapid support for local agri-food exporters wanting to expand their international markets.
“Last year was a challenging one for many primary producers but we are backing in our farm sector by providing greater access to market intelligence, additional grants for export related initiatives and capital investments, and more technical and trade experts to open and expand market access.
“Australia produces the best food and fibre in the world, and while global demand for Australian produce is strong, we need to be continually growing and diversifying our exports in a globally competitive marketplace.
“I strongly encourage local agricultural exporters and industry bodies to take advantage of the additional measures we have announced,” Mr Pasin said.
The package includes:
For more information about the Agri-Business Expansion Initiative, visit: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/market-access-trade/agri-business-expansion or https://www.austrade.gov.au/news/news/agri-business-expansion-initiative
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