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Posted on 08 April, 2021

Landcare NT awarded Smart Farms Small Grant - Sustainable Agriculture in Central Australia

Landcare NT awarded Smart Farms Small Grant - Sustainable Agriculture in Central Australia

Landcare NT has recently been awarded $61,100 as part of the recent round of Smart Farms Small Grants.

Landcare NT has recently been awarded $61,100 from the National Landcare Program: Smart Farms Small Grants Round 4. The aim of the project is to improve capacity for conservation and land management for sustainable production and biodiversity on central Australian pastoral lands. ‘This project will demonstrate best practice in the pastoral lands and bring together farmers, industry experts and community to increase capacity in these areas’. - Landcare NT’s Executive Officer Madonna Wuttke.

Through the delivery of field days involving demonstrations, presentations, workshops and networking opportunities, the project will demonstrate and trial sustainable conservation and land management practices that address biodiversity and production outcomes. The topics to be covered include:

  • Regenerative technologies including catchment function analysis.
  • Rangeland rehydration methodologies.
  • Native revegetation techniques including seed harvesting and re-establishment.
  • Best practice fire management.
  • Soil erosion mitigation techniques.
  • Feral animal and weed management control methods.
  • Rangeland condition and biodiversity monitoring.
  • Climate change predictions and management tools.
  • Marketing opportunities for sustainable production including green certification.
  • Private land conservation programs.

The field days will be run in October 2021 on 2 stations in Central Australia. More details to follow. If you would like to learn more, please contact Madonna Wuttke on 0476 516 631 or [email protected].

The project is funded by the Federal Government’s National Landcare Program.

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