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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. 

 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 

 

For further information contact Mark Fletcher - Project Manager 0437 816 505 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