Increased funding for organic farming operations

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Four organic fruit and vegetable farms benefit from one million dollars in grants and interest-free loans that will allow them to modernize production systems and develop expansion plans, ensuring their sustainability.
Woolworths has provided $ 1 million in grants and interest-free loans to four organic farms across Australia as part of the Woolworths Organic Growth Fund’s second round.

The $ 30 million fund was established in 2018 and has entered into a five-year partnership with Heritage Bank to help Australian growers meet growing consumer demand for organic fruits and vegetables.

The four winners of the second round of funding – Gingin Organics, N&A Group, Biofarms Australia and Pairingi Farms – grow a wide range of fruit and vegetable varieties on farms in Western Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania.

“We are proud to support the expansion plans of entrepreneurial growers across Australia through our Organic Growth Fund,” said Paul Turner, Head of Production at Woolworths.

“We are seeing double-digit growth in customer demand for organic fruit and vegetables, and we believe the trend will only continue in the years to come.

“We are particularly interested in working with conventional producers who are looking to diversify their crops and convert to organic production. “

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