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Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) Programme 2017 Funding Round
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The Australia–China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) is a treaty level agreement between the Australian and Chinese governments. The Australia–China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement programme (ACACA programme) operates under the agreement.
This programme has funding rounds every two calendar years. Priorities are agreed between the governments of Australia and China before each funding round. This funding round will give priority to projects on: ecommerce innovation; sustainable agricultural technology; sanitary and phytosanitary training; agricultural products processing; and commodity production research. Refer to the ACACA guidelines for the full list of priorities.
The ACACA agreement and the programme aim to:
- promote bilateral cooperation in agriculture between Australia and China
- develop the trading relationship between Australia and China
- exchange scientific information to enhance cooperation and develop linkages between Australia and China.
This programme provides funding for two streams of activities:
- Stream 1 Projects—funding to undertake an eligible project in Australia and/or China.
- Stream 2 Trade missions—funding to cover travel costs for trade missions to China.
All funded activities under both streams must meet programme objectives.
Any individual, organisation or business with a current Australian Business Number (ABN) and able to enter into a legally binding agreement may apply for funding under the ACACA programme, including:
- farm, forestry, aquaculture and seafood enterprises
- industry groups
- rural and regional associations
- education, research and academic institutions
- Australian, state and local government organisations. These organisations will be subject to the same competitive process as other applicants.
The ACACA programme administrator will ensure that each application meets these eligibility requirements:
- application was received by the due or agreed date
- applicant has a current Australian Business Number (ABN)
- applicant is a legal entity capable of entering into a legally binding agreement
- Stream 1 Project funding applications propose to undertake projects in Australia and/or China only
- Stream 2 Trade mission funding applications propose to undertake missions to China only.
Only applications that meet these eligibility requirements will have their online applications forwarded to the assessment panel.
Applicants must complete and submit an online application before the lodgement date, accessible through the following link: