As part of Woolworth’s commitment to a greener future, they are partnering with conventional and organic fruit and vegetable growers to help either start a journey to organic farming, or grow existing organic production.
Through the Woolworths Organic Growth Fund, amounts up to $30 million over the next five years in interest-free loans and grants are available, on top of contracted purchase volumes. Australian farmers, be ready to grow organic as customers go organic.
Interest-free loans will be offered to existing organic operations for land acquisition, new varieties, new facilities and equipment. These loans are also available for eligible Australian farmers who are ready to convert their conventional operations to organic production. The Woolworths Organic Growth Fund will also award financial grants for proposed projects with a higher risk profile or with longer payback. This may include research and development (R&D) or innovative organic fruit and vegetable production methods designed to boost supply.
To be eligible to apply for funding from the Woolworths Organic Growth Fund, applicants must have a registered ABN or ACN, have been trading for a minimum of two years and must operate a farm within Australia. Additional eligibility criteria may apply. Please refer to the Woolworths Organic Growth Fund Terms and Conditions. for more information.
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