Australia, China Continue Agricultural Partnership
14 12 2011
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has announced six successful Australian applicants for a prestigious Australia-China exchange program during talks in Beijing with his counterpart, Chinese Minister for Agriculture, Han Changfu.
Six delegations from Australia and six delegations from China will make reciprocal country visits between January 2012 and June 2013 under the 2012-13 Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement funding round.
Minister Ludwig said the program enabled the two countries to continue to share agricultural expertise.
For 50 years, Australia and China have cooperated on agriculture and the Governments have continued to build on that relationship ever since.
Successful applicants include Summerfruit Australia Limited, Murdoch University, Australian Walnut Industry Association, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Southern Rocklobster Limited and the Australian Fodder Industry Association.