OverviewThe Tasmanian Government is investing in industry-driven agricultural research to address emerging opportunities and issues likely to have a direct impact on Tasmanian agriculture through the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF).
The ADF supports projects that will deliver broad benefits to Tasmania and the state’s agricultural sector; have strong support and partnership from industry; and that demonstrate a clear strategy to deliver on-farm impacts.
Timing of Funding RoundsThe first funding round closed on 10 September 2021 and the second funding round closed on 3 February 2023. The timing of any future rounds will be published here when available.
The initial $3 million ADF budget commitment was fully allocated to agricultural research projects through rounds 1 and 2.
The Guidelines contain important information about eligibility, funding priorities and assessment criteria. The Guidelines for Round 2 are provided below.
Ag Development Fund & Ag Innovation Fund Guidelines (PDF 171Kb)
How to Apply
For any future funding rounds, application will be through the NRE Tas SmartyGrants website at https://nre.smartygrants.com.au/ADF
Rounds 1 and 2 allocated funds from both the Agricultural Development Fund and the Agricultural Innovation Fund
. A list of projects funded through these two funds is provided below.