Developing a certification process for WA monofloral honey - Grower Group R&D Grants Program

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The Grower Group Research and Development (R&D) Grants Program awarded $6.7 million to 16 grower groups across Western Australia in its inaugural round. The grants are administered by the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) and supported by Royalties for Regions. 

Developing a certification process for WA monofloral honey
Organisation: WAFarmers
Grower Group R&D Grant amount: $500,000

Western Australian honey is among the best in the world and in high demand from emerging global markets.

In particular, jarrah and marri monofloral honeys – which are unique to WA – feature attributes which appeal to health conscious and discerning buyers internationally.

However, there is currently no certification process for monofloral honey products in Australia, which confirms the source and unique attributes of a particular product.  

WAFarmers honey producers – via the Bee Industry Council of WA (BICWA) Research and Development Group – have partnered with ChemCentre and others to establish a process for certified analysis, giving consumers’ confidence in the integrity, traceability and quality of Western Australia’s monofloral honeys.

Certification will drive sustained increases in market value for WA’s high-quality monofloral honeys and provides a catalyst for whole-of-industry transformation.

The $17.4 million Grower Group R&D Grants Program is a major component of the Agricultural Sciences R&D Fund managed by DAFWA.

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Agricultural Sciences R&D Fund