Agricultural Development Fund


​​Status: CLOSED


The 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 Rounds

The 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.

Funding 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​​.​

Successful Projects

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.​




PO Box 46,
Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249.