Bursary to encourage local agrifood research

  • Buy West Eat Best food labelling program celebrates 10-year milestone
  • Bursary announced in honour of founding Minister, the late Hon. Kim Chance

The McGowan Government has announced a fellowship award through Buy West Eat Best, to support one of Western Australia’s brightest agriculture and food minds.

At an industry gathering to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the State-of-origin food labelling program, Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced the bursary in honour of the founding Minister, the late Hon. Kim Chance.

The Buy West Eat Best Kim Chance Fellowship Award will provide financial assistance of $10,000 to a PhD candidate, through The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture.

Buy West Eat Best was launched in 2008 in response to overwhelming consumer demand to know where their food was sourced from.

Membership of the program now stands at more than 170 members across the State including major retailers, small growers, artisan producers, large scale processors, restaurants, chefs and food service providers.

The fellowship will support a PhD candidate with the specific purpose of advancing agriculture in Western Australia. Applications are now open and will close on November 29, 2018.

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