Apply for Climate-Smart Agriculture grants to support Aussie farmers.

The Australian Government is helping the agriculture sector respond to climate challenges through the $302.1 million Climate-Smart Agriculture Program, funded through the Natural Heritage Trust.

The Climate-Smart Agriculture Program will support Australia’s agriculture sector to drive climate-smart, sustainable growth and protect Australia’s natural capital by funding best practice sustainable agriculture and natural resource management activities that support farmers to respond to the impacts of climate change.

The Program will help drive agricultural productivity, competitiveness, and sustainability by supporting farmers and the agricultural sector to:

  • adopt climate-smart practices that reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change
  • harness carbon and biodiversity incentives and implement industry sustainability frameworks
  • adopt sustainable natural resource management practices that protect natural capital and biodiversity.

The program has multiple investment streams, including $45 million Partnerships & Innovation grants and $9 million Capacity Building grants that are now open.

Partnerships and Innovation grants of between $250,000 and $5 million can be used for a range of activities, from development of climate-smart technologies to improve farm efficiencies, decision support tools and smartphone applications, to new practices for sustainable grazing, cropping systems and pasture management.

Capacity Building grants of between $10,000 and $1 million are available for activities that enable farmers to access the latest climate-smart and sustainable agriculture approaches and inform decisions about their farming operations.

Is your big idea ready to make a big impact on Australian agriculture?  Do you want to build up your community’s capacity to support Aussie farmers to adopt climate-smart and sustainable agriculture practices? Apply today to help secure the future of Australia’s agriculture sector.

Applications for Partnership and Innovation grants close 8 April 2024.

Applications for Capacity Building grants close 28 March 2024.

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