Agricultural Trade and Market Access
Cooperation programme launched
Applications are now open for the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) programme. This programme supports cooperation activities that will help break down technical barriers to trade, and increase returns to farmers and food producers.
The Australian Government’s $3.1 million programme will fund projects valued between $55 000 to $1.65 million (GST inclusive). Eligible projects will help to open, improve and maintain access to markets for Australian agricultural products by building stronger relationships with trading partners, neighbouring countries and international organisations.
Cooperation activities that may be eligible for funding include:
- research and development projects
- training programmes
- practical demonstration activities
- projects that support delegation visits, missions or technical exchanges
- attendance at conferences or workshops
- working groups.
Anyone with an ABN is eligible to apply, including industry bodies and associations, education and research institutions, state and local government agencies, consultants, companies and individuals.
Applications will be assessed on their own merit against grant programme guidelines and identified funding priorities. Applications will be accepted until 31 December 2018, while funding is available.
A short article and web tile have been developed (see attached) to assist the promotion of this programme through your networks.
This programme is part of the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, the government’s plan for stronger farmers and a stronger economy.
To find out more or submit an application, visit the website.