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Liberal Nationals will help farmers bridge the innovation GAPP

Friday 20 July 2018

Liberal Nationals will help farmers bridge the innovation GAPP

We must increase the productivity of our farmers if Victoria is to fulfil its potential as an agriculture powerhouse.

An elected Liberal Nationals Government will invest $5.3 million to roll out the Growth, Adoption, Production and Profitability (GAPP) program.

GAPP will help Victorian farmers access new technologies and practices in order to boost productivity and profitability of food and fibre growers.

The funding will be available to industry grower groups to deliver co-funded programs that help their members boost on-farm productivity through the adoption of new technologies and practices.

This follows the success of a pilot program, funded by the former Liberal Nationals Government in partnership with Birchip Cropping Group (BCG).

When Victorian farms are more productive it's good for regional jobs, good for regional economies and for all Victorians.

Only an elected Liberal Nationals Government will make sure farmers have access to the R&D programs they need in order to boost on-farm productivity and profitability.

Comments attributable to Leader of The Nationals and Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh

With strong demand for Victorian food and fibre products, both in local markets and overseas, it’s more important than ever to drive sustainable, long-term growth in Victorian agriculture.

A Liberal Nationals government will be committed to developing innovation and R&D partnerships with our agricultural sectors because this will deliver the best outcomes for Victorian farmers, and for the Victorian economy.

The Premier for Melbourne and his city-centric Labor Government have failed to help secure the opportunities that are knocking at our farm gates.

A Liberal Nationals Government will deliver a better deal for our farmers and for Regional Victoria.