The Australian Oilseeds Federation has been awarded $97,500 in federal government funding to develop a sustainability certification scheme.
Established in 2014-15, the Package Assisting Small Exporters scheme aims to improve market access for small exporters in the dairy, fish, eggs, grain, plant, horticulture, meat and animal industries.
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the AOF project would assist small exporters promote sustainable grain practices.
"Australia produces some of the world's best grain, which has helped us maintain our fair share of valuable market access and ensures strong farmgate returns of our farmers," Mr Littleproud said.
"The funding will help AOF to adapt the existing International Sustainability and Carbon Certification canola scheme to be applicable for other small Australian grain exporters.
"The ISCC canola scheme has been recognised by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative and is the only sustainability scheme currently in place for Australian grain."
When it was initially implemented, the PASE scheme supported 58 projects, to a total value of $10.45 million.
In 2019, the program was extended, with an additional $5 million in grant funding made available.
Established in 1970, the Australian Oilseeds Federation represents the common interests of Australian oilseed industry participants.
Australian soft oils include mono sun, canola, mid/high oleic canola, poly sun, cottonseed oil and blends.
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