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AgriFutures Export Fodder Program Open Call

Opportunity for

  • Researchers, solution providers and innovators to propose research projects that address Australian export fodder industry priorities

Opportunity description

Open call background and scope:

The goal of the Export Fodder Program is to invest in research, development and extension (RD&E) to improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of the Australian export fodder industry.

The Australian export fodder industry comprises a wide variety of crop and pasture species in the form of hay and straw for use as animal feed in export markets. Production of fodder crops occurs in most Australian states and territories, however the main export production states are Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria. Australian oaten hay is a unique offering on the global export fodder market and is viewed as a premium product, especially in the international dairy industry. The key established markets for fodder are Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan.

During this Open Call, AgriFutures Australia is seeking research proposals that align with the industry priorities and objectives outlined within the current Export Fodder Strategic RD&E Plan 2021-2026.

Research, Development & Extension Priorities:

AgriFutures Australia welcomes Preliminary Research Proposals that address one or more of the strategies within RD&E Priority 1, 2 or 3 and the respective objectives for the industry, and outlined in the Export Fodder Strategic RD&E Plan 2021-2026. Please see the key priorities listed below and refer to the Plan for more detail.

  • Priority 1 – Production of high-quality export-grade fodder

  • Priority 2 – Continued access to export markets

  • Priority 3 – Supporting innovation across the supply chain

AgriFutures encourages applicants to consider current Export Fodder Program investments, which address some of the strategies outlined under these Priorities, when developing their proposals.

How to apply:

Click 'Visit website' button above. The AgriFutures Website outlines the following:

  • assessment criteria
  • researcher submission checklist
  • how to make a submission
  • terms of reference
  • contact and timelines.

Opportunity type

Seeking interest, Research partner, Seeking solutions

Express interest by

12:00pm (AEDT), Thursday 17 February 2022
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Readiness

Early (TRL 1-4)
Describes the challenge or opportunity being pursued and undertakes preliminary R&D to determine if the concept is feasible.
What does this mean?
Describes the stage of the challenge or opportunity being pursued.

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Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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