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Table: Projects approved under the Horticulture Innovation Fund (Agriculture Victoria)
The Victorian Government encouraged innovation and collaboration in the horticulture sector through a fund enabling research and development projects that help the sector remain profitable and sustainable into the future.
The Horticulture Innovation Fund (HIF) enabled 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 supported a horticulture sector that is innovative, collaborative and well informed.
Grants of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) have been awarded for applied research and development projects that contribute to a more productive and profitable horticulture sector. The program is now fully subscribed.
Projects eligible for assistance from the HIF included:
- 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.