The Australian Government continues to back farmers in Barker by helping them adopt the next generation of sustainable farming practices through Smart Farms Small Grants.
Thirteen successful applications in Barker will share in $6.48 million funding to carry out activities that increase farm productivity and boost natural resource management.
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said our farmers produce the best food and fibre in the world because of their ingenuity, resilience and incredible work ethic.
“They have always looked after the land and this program supports their continued environmental stewardship by backing clever ideas that deliver good on-ground results,” Minister Littleproud said.
“The Australian Government is investing almost $6.5 million through the fourth round of Smart Farms Small Grants towards a diverse range of local projects across Australia.”
“They aim to improve environmental, economic and social outcomes through better sustainability, productivity, and profitability in the food, fibre and forestry industries.”
Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, said he was excited by the great ideas put forward by the successful local applicants under Smart Farms Small Grants.
“This investment encourages clever ideas and goes directly to the grass roots, empowering locals to deliver benefits for their communities and natural resources,” Mr Pasin said.
“This is a key National Landcare Program initiative and part of the Australian Government’s commitment to helping industry towards its target of growing the sector to $100 billion by 2030.”