Project Uplift Farming Systems Initiative

Project Background

Project Name Project Uplift Farming Systems Initiative
Project Owner MSF Sugar
Project Partners

Federal Government Reef Trust

Project Contact

Nigel Young
MSF Sugar
0439 181 018
nigelyoung@msfsugar.com.au

Project Summary

Project Uplift is a principal partnership between Growers and MSF Sugar that aims to increase profit and resilience of the sugar industry.

The Project Uplift Farming Systems Initiative is the first activity of this partnership and works with the Federal Government Reef Trust to support Growers in the adoption of the SRA Farming System. There are three components to this support:

1. Interest free loans provided for the purchase and modification of machinery required for the adoption of the SRA Farming System;
2. Cash grants of 50% for farm re-design and drainage improvements required for the adoption of the SRA Farming System; and
3. Agronomy support from the MSF Sugar Agronomy Team.

The strategic direction and key decisions of the Project are managed by the Advisory Committee. This committee is chaired by a Grower and includes representatives from Sugar Research Australia, other Growers and MSF Sugar.

Region GBRMP zones Maryborough, South Johnstone, Mulgrave, Tablelands
Project Duration 2022 completion