Adaptive Agriculture

Project aim

The Adaptive Agriculture project aims to increase in the capacity of agriculture systems in the Limestone Coast to adapt to significant changes in climate and market demands for information on provenance and sustainable production. 

Project activities will also aim to increase the awareness and adoption of land management practices that improve and protect the condition of soil, biodiversity and vegetation.

Actions

The project will create a hub of sub-regionally specific information and extend it to regional landholders to build skills and capacity to manage climate change risk on farm. Farmers will also learn to manage their farm's production system's ability to build resilience to manage variable climates and climate extremes, and associated natural disasters that may occur.

The project will also look to build producers' skills and knowledge in markets for end product, what drives consumer demand for product provenance, and how to meet this demand for new food experiences through on farm product diversification and production.

Outcomes

The Adaptive Agriculture project will increase awareness around predicted climatic variation in the Limestone Coast. This increase in knowledge aims to mitigate risks associated with climate change as well as explore emerging opportunities.

Resources

A number of factsheets have been developed in the Adaptive Ag project. 

Limestone Coast Past and Future Climate Fact Sheet Series:  

Grants program 

The project includes a small grants program to support the community and agricultural industry. Projects funded by the Adaptive Ag grants program must benefit the Limestone Coast community and seek to promote, support, or encourage the uptake of best practice agriculture in a changing climate.

 Projects may include but are not limited to; 

  • Hosting an engagement event, including but not limited to webinar series, field days or information sessions;
  • Conducting field trials or demonstrations of new and innovative technologies;
  • Publishing literature relevant to best practice agriculture;
  • Producing communication tools such as videos, websites etc.

For more information visit our Grants and Funding page.

Lead agency

Limestone Coast Landscape Board

Funding partners

 This project is supported by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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