AU: $4 billion investment announced in Agriculture White Paper
Food magazine: Biosecurity, international trade and supply chain transparency are some of the priorities of the Agriculture White Paper.
The Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper pledged $200 million funding increase for biosecurity across Australia to improve biosecurity surveillance and analysis nationally, including in northern Australia.
The Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper also provides an additional $12.4 million over four years to modernise Australia’s traceability systems. This will provide even greater assurance that the agricultural goods we send to trading partners can be traced quickly to the point of origin so the source of any disease or residue contamination can be effectively managed.
$20.4 million has been allocated to further streamline agricultural and veterinary chemicals approvals. Farmers will get access to new farm chemicals more quickly, reducing the cost of doing business.