Grain growers across Wannon can expand their access to international markets thanks to a new Grain Industry Sustainability Certification Scheme developed by the Australian Oilseeds Federation Inc.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said it was a great opportunity for local grains exports.
“We know Wannon produces world-class grains, and the completion of this project gives our local grain farmers and exporters another boost when it comes to accessing new market opportunities.
“The project has also produced a grain industry communication and education program to support small to medium-sized grain exporters to access markets where sustainability certificates are required.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the project was supported by a $97,500 grant from the $5 million Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE) program.
“This Australian Grain Industry Sustainability Certification Scheme will boost market access opportunities for Aussie exporters selling grains including wheat, barley and pulses in markets where buyers seek sustainable-certified produce,” Minister Littleproud said.
“The Australian Government is backing our farmers and exporters, and always looking to open more market opportunities for our premium produce to be enjoyed around the world.”
Australian Oilseeds Federation President Rosemary Richards said the successful project helps smaller exporters.
“The PASE project enabled smaller exporters to more readily access the growing market for certified sustainable grain,” Ms Richards said.
“Without PASE, these exporters risked missing out on the opportunities available through the growing global demand for sustainable agricultural inputs.”
Further information on the PASE program is available at: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/export/from-australia/package-assisting-small-exporters