AEGIC welcomes new ATMAC funding for grain projects

26 July, 2021

The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) welcomes new investment from the Australian Government into several important grain projects under the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) Program.

Coordinated by Grains Australia, the projects aim to deliver more diverse market options for Australian grains, ultimately resulting in greater market access for growers. AEGIC, Grain Trade Australia and GrainGrowers Ltd will collaborate with Grains Australia to deliver the projects.

AEGIC CEO Richard Simonaitis said AEGIC looked forward to delivering practical solutions to diversify export markets for feed and malting barley, other feed grains and pulses under the ATMAC program.

“More diverse market options results in increased demand which increases value for growers in the long term,” Mr Simonaitis said.

“We’re happy to take a leading role in delivering several of these projects in close collaboration with Grains Australia and the wider Australian grains industry.

“This is a great example of government making a valuable investment and supporting the industry to deliver real outcomes and increase value for our growers.”

AEGIC is an investment of the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).

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