The Growing Queensland’s Food Exports program (GQFE) encourages sustainable economic development in regional communities by supporting food producers to build their export capability.

Grants of up to $100,000 in matched funding are available through the GQFE program for businesses in the food supply chain who can demonstrate export readiness or current export success.

Applicants are required to contribute at least 50 per cent of total project funds, of which half can be in-kind contributions like freight costs, product value and reasonable salary costs for key personnel.

The success of an application will depend on a number of factors, including the need for a clear rationale for choosing target markets and an explanation of the economic benefits to be gained out of the export project.

According to the Queensland Government, the program is already helping sweet corn, melon and mango producers build their business and grow their exports, alongside businesses representing several other commodities.

To learn more about how to take advantage of this opportunity to access support for your exporting business, visit the GQFE website.

AUSVEG also undertakes export and market development activities for the vegetable industry. If you’re interested in finding out more about AUSVEG’s export work or how our levy-funded project can help export-ready growers access overseas markets, take a look at the export section of our website.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 3 July 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!