Horticulture Innovation Fund

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The Victorian Government is encouraging innovation and collaboration in the horticulture sector with a new fund available for research and development projects that will help the sector remain profitable and sustainable into the future. 

The Horticulture Innovation Fund (HIF) will support industry to partner with research organisations on projects that use new technologies and techniques for improving overall economic performance. Through the HIF, the Victorian Government seeks to support a horticulture sector that is innovative, collaborative and well informed.

Grants of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) are available for applied research and development projects that contribute to a more productive and profitable horticulture sector. The program is open until 2018 and is administered by the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR). 

Projects eligible for assistance from the HIF include:

  • Applied horticultural research and development that is innovative and likely to improve farm performance, and/or
  • Research that will improve market access and business diversification activities as applied to the horticulture sector.

For more information go to http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/horticulture/horticulture-innovation-fund