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This project creates an online knowledge hub to consolidate user-friendly tools, programs, and information that showcases how integrating trees on farms can improve farm resilience during environmental and economic shocks.

Experts will engage with East Coast primary producers to design a community-led learning program to build drought preparedness and community connection before a drought crisis hits.

A project that aims to use the farmer networks of two major primary industry processing companies to improve adoption of practices that build healthy, productive and resilient soils in the beef and intensive horticulture sectors. Work will focus on techniques that build soil carbon and improve water-holding capacity and nutrient cycling – reducing reliance on increasingly expensive inputs.

A simple assessment tool will be developed for farmers and landowners to identify their vulnerability to the impacts of drought, providing them with a risk rating and pathways to increase their preparedness for future droughts.

By combining long-term climate modelling with improved local weather monitoring and monitoring of subsoil moisture, this project aims to reduce drought risk by giving growers an early warning for reduced pasture growth. Monitoring hardware combined with purpose-designed interfaces and training will allow farmers to proactively manage their risk.

Whole-of-system planning and increased pasture recovery times can decrease rainfall risk and increase drought resilience. Workshops, webinars, and events will help participants design grazing management, test their design, and assess outcomes objectively.

This project brings together commercial primary producers and the Derwent Catchment Project to explore market opportunities for natural capital and carbon projects and how to integrate new investment streams to build on-farm resilience.

A facilitated property planning process will be led by Flinders Aboriginal Resource Management (FARM) to build business and community resilience, identifying short- and long-term land management plans that build climate resilience for farming activities. The project will integrate data on vegetation condition, climate variability, enterprise suitability and market information to help FARM strengthen their business, especially in dry years, with insights to be shared with similar Aboriginal-owned businesses.

Our ParTners

The hub is proud to work with a diverse network of over 20 Industry Partners, Delivery Partners and collaborators to build drought and climate resilience through hub activities. Through this network, we span the entire breadth of the Tasmanian agriculture sector and can support farmers, agricultural businesses and communities.
TAS Farm Innovation Hub - Growing Climate Resilient Communities

Funding & AcknowledgmentS

This program received funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

The Australian Government is contributing $12.4 million over 4 years through the Future Drought Fund under various grants. Hub partners and the University of Tasmania will provide co-contributions of an amount at least equal to the Australian Government funding over the same period.

We acknowledge the palawa/pakana people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which we live and work. We honour their enduring culture and knowledges as vital to the self-determination, wellbeing and resilience of their communities.

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