Media Releases and Events

Durack Kowari Oat Variety Accreditation Update

The GIWA Oat Council (http://www.giwa.org.au/oat-council) has released milling accr..

2018 GRDC Grains Research Updates

View and download papers and presentations made at the 2018 GRDC Grains Research Updates on the ..

GIWA Noodle Wheat Outlook Western Australia February 2018

Western Australian ANW production for Korean and Japanese markets is estimated at 875,000t (ANW1..

WA Grains Industry Strategy 2025+

A $10 Billion Vision for the Future: WA Grains Industry Strategy 2025+ Following the fourth ..

COGGO Research Fund  

The Council of Grain Grower Organisations Limited (COGGO) in Western Australia has established a 'COGGO Research Fund' to invest in research, development and extension projects that address issues affecting the profitability of Western Australian grain producers.

Projects can target any part of the Western Australian grain supply chain which clearly demonstrate a direct benefit to WA grain growers.

COGGO Research Fund 2018

COGGO Limited announced the opening of applications for funding innovative projects for the benefit of the WA Grains Industry for project commencement from 1 January 2018. For more information view:

Media Release - COGGO Research Fund Projects Announced 2018 Projects December 2017 Media Release - COGGO Research Fund Projects Announced 2018 Projects December 2017 (279 KB)

Media Release 2018 COGGO Research Fund Applications Open Media Release 2018 COGGO Research Fund Applications Open (134 KB)

COGGO 2018 Expression of Interest Form COGGO 2018 Expression of Interest Form (149 KB)

COGGO received 31 EOI's and full proposals have been sought.

Project funding ranges between $20,000 up to $50,000 per annum for a one or two year project, and is allocated on a competitive basis to projects which offer clear benefits to Western Australian grain growers. 

Around $300,000 in funding was made available by COGGO in 2017 for four projects. Details on past projects funded can be found on the COGGO website.

The COGGO Research Fund is financed through a voluntary levy collected from Western Australian grain growers who are members of COGGO with the cooperation of grain acquisition and marketing companies.  All WA grain growers are eligible to become members of COGGO. 

The Grain Industry Association of WA (GIWA) administers the COGGO Research Fund on behalf of COGGO. Further information is available by emailing coggoresearchfund@giwa.org.au or by phoning (08) 6262 2128. 

COGGO Piper Innovation Awards

The Council of Grain Grower Organisations (COGGO) also offers awards to encourage the development and commercialisation of innovative ideas that will benefit Western Australia’s grain industry.

For further information, please visit the COGGO Piper Innovation Awards webpage here. View the latest Piper Prize Media Releases below.

Media Release - Update on the COGGO Award Winner March 2018 Media Release - Update on the COGGO Award Winner March 2018 (120 KB)

Precision Agriculture Receives COGGO Piper Prize Nov 2017 Precision Agriculture Receives COGGO Piper Prize Nov 2017 (909 KB)