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Building Resilience in Farming

 

 

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The regional project was developed and auspiced by West Wimmera Shire Council and provides a link between existing agricultural networks, councils and regional organisations, to share and promote sustainability and adaptation information to the region.  Wimmera Development Association manages “Building Resilience in Farming”. 

 

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WSM Agri Event Calendar

(including Regional Drought Response Events) 

June 2016

 

Newsletters

Edition Nine - June 2016

Edition Eight - April 2016 Drought Funding Announcements

Edition Seven - March 2016

NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE (pre June 2016)

 

Project Achievements

¨ Strengthen existing agricultural and agribusiness networks

P Establishment of a regional agribanking network

P Assist regional networks through the Calendar of Events and Newsletter   

             ¨ Provide a focus on sustainable agriculture through the promotion of relevant information

P Newsletter and events calendar mailed out to over 800 contacts (and growing) including local networks and suppliers of regional services  

             ¨ Promote practical implementation of sustainable farming practices in the Wimmera and demonstration models for the farming and agribusiness sectors

P Information provided through various sources such as newsletter and social media

P Regional events and activity information submitted by a range of industry networks 

             ¨ Share stories and case studies of practical implementation of sustainable farming practices in the Wimmera and demonstration models for the farming and agribusiness sectors

                 P Regional case stories showcasing diversification, change of practice and value adding across the Wimmera Souther Mallee

             ¨ Improved understanding by Councils of information channels that can effectively provide services, information and innovation technologies suitable for farming and agribusiness consumption

P Establishment of a regional Agribanking Network which incorporates council’s senior management teams

P Project acts as a point of contact for councils and industry to gather information         

             ¨ Bring councils closer to our farming communities and agricultural industries

P Council participation in project activities

P Regional events and activity information submitted by a range of industry networks 

             ¨ Promote ongoing change of practices beyond the life of the project

             P  Council participation in project activities

             ¨ Build local skills in climate change adaptation

P Federation University literature review and gap analysis informs future planning  

             ¨ Brokerage of sustainability information and knowledge for farmers and agribusiness in the Wimmera

P Distribution of the newsletter and events calendar

P Information sessions on diversification 

 

Building Resilience in Farming works with existing networks to build an annual events calendar to assist with forward planning and promotion of events across the region also minimising date clashes and support will be provided where required for planning, delivery and promotion of these events.  Workshops and information sessions will be delivered to assist with information gaps in the industry as well as additional network events (forums/breakfasts/guest speakers and workshops).

For further information contact Mark Fletcher - Project Officer 5381 6505 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Project Resources can be found on the RESOURCES page

 Building Resilience in Farming is Auspiced by West Wimmera Shire Council and delivered

by Wimmera Development Association across the Wimmera Southern Mallee region.