Paddock, Farm, Landscape - building our communities natural capital from the soil up

The project will demonstrate a combination of 3 drought resilient practices known to support productivity and profitability during and after droughts. This includes managing grazing pressure, improving farm dams and riparian areas and using native shelterbelts.

The project will establish five landholder groups of up to 15 members each in the main Riverina bioregions, extending from the rangelands in the west to the tablelands in the east. Three demonstration sites will be established in each region. Existing decision-making tools will be utilised to support landholders to evaluate, adapt and monitor on-ground practices against drought resilience objectives.

The project involves eight workshops, one case study and two field days in each region. Through these, producers will share their experiences through different communication channels and networks, including five field days that will showcase the demonstrated practices to promote adoption.

Funding to support this project will be announced soon and we will be seeking expressions of interest to be get involved. However, in the meantime, get in contact with Nicole Robinson, Team Leader Agriculture via email or mobile 0428 730 563. More infomration on the program can be found on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website.

The project is a partnership between Riverina Local land Services, Australian National University Sustainable Farms and Soils for Life. It is also supported by the Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub.

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