• $210,000 Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) grant awarded to the National Farmers Federation to strengthen international advocacy.
A $210,000 grant will enable the National Farmers Federation (NFF) to advocate for Australian farmers on the world stage.
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the grant would make sure farmers’ voices are heard.
“The NFF does a fantastic job to make sure agriculture is on everyone’s agenda,” Minister Littleproud said.
“This grant will take their support to the international community.
“Our farmers produce clean, green produce that is some of the best in the world. The techniques and practices they use are world leading.
“We know that our farmers do a tremendous job, and with this grant the NFF will make their case to international forums and negotiations.
“By promoting the phenomenal achievements of Aussie farmers to the rest of the world, the NFF will be able to smooth the way for future trade opportunities and market access.”
NFF President Fiona Simpson said she was looking forward to telling the story of Australian agriculture to the world.
“Our farmers are some of the best in the world and it’s exciting to be able to share their achievements with international forums,” Ms Simpson said.
“It’s crucial that our farmers are represented and that we use robust communication to advocate for them.
“The NFF is well placed to put together a whole of Australian agriculture story, and it’s a responsibility we take seriously.”
• ATMAC grants have been awarded under the Australian Government’s Agri-Business Expansion Initiative.
• The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is the peak national body representing farmers and, more broadly, agriculture across Australia.
• The NFF represents over 30 member groups within Australian agriculture.