For Wannon region
Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority and Southern Farming Systems will share in funding of over $291,000 as part of the Morrison Governments Natural Resource Management (NRM) Drought Resilience Program.
Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said the funding was very welcome, with both organisations focused on improving NRM to build drought resilience in agricultural landscapes.
Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority’s ‘Future Ready Regions - Drought Adaptation Engagement project’ will increase the drought resilience of 100 farmers and agricultural enterprises through improved decision making in enterprise adaption and innovation.
Southern Farming Systems ‘Building drought resilience in Southern Victoria during good times’ and will include risk profiling of each business (using the appropriate tools) and the preparation of drought preparedness plans.
“Effective risk management at the farm, regional and national scales can help to mitigate the impact of future droughts,” Mr Tehan said.
“These innovative projects will ensure our agricultural landscapes can adapt and regenerate into the future.”