Barker farmers and communities will receive $740,150 in Australian Government funding to improve the natural resource management and agricultural landscapes.
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the funding would enable farmer groups and agricultural organisations to adapt their practices and enhance their farming systems to increase drought resilience.
“Future droughts are inevitable, and while Australian farmers are well accustomed to climate variability, climate change is increasing the importance of managing drought risk,” Minister Littleproud.
“This funding will support tangible projects that will help address this.”
“The projects being funded will include a strong focus on local engagement, conducting training through face-to-face workshops, field days and small group training sessions.”
Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said the funding was very welcome.
“Effective risk management at the farm, regional and national scales can help to mitigate the impact of future droughts,” Mr Pasin said.
“The innovative projects will ensure our agricultural landscapes can adapt and regenerate into the future.”
The successful grantees comprise:
“These projects will continue to deliver lasting benefits, even during the good years, by helping to lift the productivity and profitability of the agriculture sector and enhance the health and sustainability of our farming landscapes.” Mr Pasin said.