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Economic recovery support for Queensland producers announced

16 June 2020

The agribusiness and food sector will play a vital role in Queensland’s economic recovery from COVID-19 with $12.5 million funding announced by the Palaszczuk Government.

This $12.5 million funding package will deliver three key programs to boost to the agribusiness and food sector post COVID-19.

The initiatives funded under the $12.5 million Economic Recovery: Strengthening Queensland’s Agribusiness and Food Sector include:

  • $5.5 million digital transformation in agribusiness – to develop integrated supply chains that improve traceability, biosecurity and food safety.
  • $5 million reinvigorated agricultural trade relationships – to support e-commerce and virtual trade facilitation in key markets and assist coordination of demand for additional regular air freighter services.
  • $2 million agribusiness diversification assistance – to build capability and explore potential diversification opportunities in agricultural businesses, including for tourism.

The digital transformation in agribusiness initiative commits $5.5 million from this funding to work with industry and help the development and adoption of digital solutions for agribusinesses. Maximising consumer confidence through traceability, food safety, nutrition and provenance of Queensland products.