Improving soil health, carbon, farm diversification and water efficiency are just a taste of the project topics which have been successful in receiving funding through Round 1 of the Limestone Coast Landscape Board’s Adaptive Agriculture Grants 2022/23.
Six projects were successfully funded in Round 1, with applications representing a diverse range of agricultural industries aiming to build knowledge and skills that support land management decisions and
practices that build enterprise resilience and sustainability in a changing climate.
Projects were Salinity impacts on water security in Coorong and Tatiara districts, More Lambs More Often – bullet proofing your business against variable seasons, Building carbon and climate expertise in the Upper South East & Limestone Coast, Carbon without the jargon: deciphering carbon farming in the Limestone Coast, Limestone Coast bus tour – farm diversity in the Upper South East and Supporting women in the Limestone Coast region in building the adaptive capacity of farming businesses.
The Limestone Coast Landscape Board Team Leader James Hall said the diversity of projects was terrific and bodes well for a proactive approach by primary production enterprises to adjusting farm practices.
“We are pleased to be able to offer Adaptive Agriculture grants that encourage proactive innovations and adaptations by our regional farming community.
“Predictions of a drier climate with extreme weather events means that we must change how we farm and adopt new practices to remain productive and viable,” he said.
This project is funded by the Australian Government.