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.
The project will boost drought preparedness and resilience capabilities of horticultural farmers and rural communities engaged in wine grape, almond and citrus production value chains across South Australia, Southern NSW, Victoria, and Tasmania. The Tas hub will establish demonstration sites for wine grapes and lead qualitative data collection and synthesis.
This project will fast-track direct support to Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian cropping and livestock farmers in the management of pastures and use of livestock containment and feeding systems for drought resilience.
This project aims to inspire the next generation of ag innovators with in-school workshops for upper primary students covering sustainable agriculture, land and water management, biosecurity and ag technology.
Sensors placed in diverse estuary locations will provide real-time data via Oysters Tasmania's ShellPOINT data portal, allowing growers and ShellMAP staff to easily access temperature, salinity and tide information. Project outputs will increase agility for on-farm decisions and build capability for strategic management and planning.
In collaboration with the Derwent Catchment Biosecurity Network, land holders and communities, this project will implement priority actions of the regional biosecurity plan and offer a model for place-based biosecurity networks, strengthening work undertaken by Biosecurity Tasmania.
This project will help farmers diversify and market their produce through agritourism by identifying spare capacity and resources on the farm and providing them with the necessary business tools and tourism networks.
This project will foster partnership between Biosecurity Tasmania and one or more seafood industry stakeholders in a Tasmanian seafood industry supply chain to implement robust traceability systems from harvest to plate to mitigate biosecurity risks, differentiate produce and support the attractiveness of the industry.
OpenNose, a low-cost open-source electronic nose, will be demonstrated on commercial properties to explore barriers to adoption and develop a business plan for the commercialisation of electronic nose technology in Tasmania and beyond.
This project enhances farmers' digital literacy skills to leverage digital innovation and technology in Tasmania's key agricultural sectors. It identifies barriers, enablers and success stories, and delivers engagement activities and resources to build digital literacy among producers and service providers. It will highlight sector-specific trends of adoption of digital ag tech along with challenges faced by farmers and the broader supply chain.
This project provides growers with accurate weather and soil moisture data for better decision-making. Better data access, combined with long-term climate modelling, will improve growers’ lead times and decision making, enhancing productivity and responses to impending drought conditions.
This project facilitates stakeholder dialogue to support sustainable food and fibre production and tap into the opportunities presented by emerging governance frameworks, market-based incentives, and regulatory mechanisms. It builds understanding and connection across organisations involved in environmental accounting and governance frameworks, aiming for a coordinated and complementary approach.