APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR NEW ROUND OF FUNDING
8 May 2014
Applications are now open for the third COGGO Research Fund round.
The Council of Grain Growers Organisations (COGGO) established the COGGO Research Fund to invest in innovative research and development projects across the whole supply chain that can demonstrate a direct benefit to Western Australian grain growers.
COGGO has boosted the total funds available for new projects commencing from 1 January 2015 to $600,000.
'The COGGO Board has been impressed with the range and quality of applications received in the first two years of operating the fund’, said COGGO Chairman, Mr Chris Wilkins.
To date 19 projects have been funded to a total of nearly $1 million. Successful projects have covered crop breeding, the role of fallow in cropping systems, summer weed control, insect control, grower group projects, and the development of technologies to assist farm productivity including 'Apps' and web based decision tools.
'Applications from research organisations, private companies and grower groups are welcome for the 2015 COGGO Research Fund round, however they must be able to demonstrate a clear benefit to the WA grower,' said Mr Wilkins.
The COGGO Research Fund is financed through a voluntary levy collected from Western Australian grain growers who are members of COGGO with the cooperation of grain acquisition and marketing companies. All WA grain growers are eligible to become members of COGGO.
The Grains Industry Association of WA (GIWA) is administering the COGGO Research Fund on behalf of COGGO. Further information and project proposal application forms are available from the GIWA website - www.giwa.org.au/coggoresearchfund or by telephoning 08 6262 2128.
The closing date for the current round is Friday 18th July 2014.
Chris Wilkins, Chair
Phone: 0427 940 925
COGGO RESEARCH FUND
Johanna Gastevich, Executive Officer
Grain Industry Association of Western Australia
Phone: 08 6262 2128