Supporting Smarter Farms – NACC’s Sustainable Agriculture Project has Started!

The Northern Agricultural Region farming community has received a boost with the launch of NACC’s new Sustainable Agriculture Project – Supporting Smarter Farms.

This project will harness local knowledge and expertise to deliver real on-ground outcomes, while also bringing environmental and farming practices together to benefit both nature and agriculture.

NACC’s Sustainable Agriculture Projects Manager Callum Love said that this project aims to support land managers to make improvements to the way that agricultural land is managed through the implementation of a market based instruments approach.

“The project is currently in its implementation stage and we appreciate any feedback that our members have into how we deliver it and are particularly interested in hearing from groups and growers who participated in our previous projects.”

Mr Love added “We aren’t looking to change the world but we are hoping to make important improvements to the condition of our soils with a particular focus on wind erosion, soil acidity, soil carbon and on-farm native vegetation and biodiversity.”

NACC will be hosting a consultation event early in 2019 specifically to inform how we will allocate and deliver the funding that we have available for this project.

If you would like to attend and have input into this project or would simply like to be on the contact list for this and future sustainable agriculture events please get in contact with NACC’s Sustainable Agriculture Projects Manager Callum Love on (E) or (P) 0438 989 500.

NACC’s Supporting Smarter Farms project supported by the Australian Government’s Regional Landcare Partnerships initiative of the National Landcare Program.

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