Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit Submissions
The Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit programme aims to improve farm-gate productivity and profitability and deliver real outcomes for Australian farmers.
To be eligible for grant funding, RDCs must partner with one or more researchers, research agencies, RDCs, funding bodies, businesses, producer groups or not-for-profit organisations, and the partnership must provide funding (cash or cash plus an in-kind contribution) at least equal to the requested Australian Government grant funding.
FWPA brokered the submission of 10 proposals, under the first round of funding applications, unfortunately none were among the 12 projects selected for funding.
However one project, A profitable future for Australian agriculture: Biorefineries for higher-value animal feeds, chemicals and fuels, submitted by Sugar Research Australia and supported by FWPA will have results applicable to the residues from our industry.
FWPA will continue to be involved in future rounds of funding applications.