Grower Group R&D Grants Program - Successful Recipients

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Congratulations to the below list of successful recipients for Round 1 of the Grower Group R&D Grants Program.

The grants are part of the Agricultural Sciences Research and Development (R&D) Fund, made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program and managed by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA).

Grower Grant R&D Recipients - Round 1
Organisation Project title Grant amount

Mingenew Irwin Group

Increased production for the beef/cattle supply chain  in Western Australia

$475 700

Western Australian Farmers Federation

Certifiable compositional chemistry that promotes sustainable growth in the market value of iconic WA honey floral brands

$500 000

Evergreen Farming

Supplying out-of-season Merino Lamb to the world

$450 000

Pork Innovation WA Inc

Establishing WA as the Australian centre for the production of high quality free range pork

$413 500

Fitzgerald Biosphere Group

A study into the feasibility of branding ethically and grass fed red meat for export market recognition

$100 000

WA Citrus

Improving the capability of the citrus value chain and expanding markets for WA citrus fruit

$263 500

Carnarvon Growers Association

Investigation of cost and feasibility of artesian water desalination for Carnarvon

$50 000

Wines of WA

Building a pathway to premium wine markets and consumers

$500 000

Truffle Producers of Western Australia

Value adding to truffles in Western Australia

$360 000


Growing horticultural exports – finding the sweet spot

$150 000


Creating a high-value processed food industry in Western Australia

$340 000

South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA)

Barley brand development for Asian consumers

$413 410

Stirlings to Coast Farmers Incorporated

Specialist feed wheat hub: fit for purpose non-milling wheat

$296 000

Fitzgerald Biosphere Group Inc

Trialling dryland natural rubber production in the WA Wheatbelt

$200 000

Stirlings to Coast Farmers Incorporated

The “paddock to plate” value chain for SCF noodle wheat - a pilot study for grower groups

$347 000

WA Meat Marketing Cooperative

Improving WA lamb and sheep meat carcase compliance to meet market specifications $30 000
West Midlands Group Linking pastoral beef to higher-value markets through new backgrounding systems $499 700
Ord River District Cooperative Limited Ord River Irrigation Area pulse product and market research project $440 560
Merredin and District Farm Improvement Group (MADFIG) Investment opportunities in the sheep meat supply chain through a facilitated process of transformational change for eastern wheatbelt farm businesses $418 100
West Midlands Group Pty Ltd Developing new commercial opportunities in the Northern Valleys region $449 928

Contact information

Agricultural Sciences R&D Fund