Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub: a consortium of nine regional partners including primary producers, Indigenous, industry and community groups, researchers, entrepreneurs, education institutions, resource management practitioners and government agencies.
Centrally located at Condobolin also operating a number of regional sites within a 250 km radius, CWFS welcomes the opportunity to be a partner in the Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub – Farming Systems Group Alliance.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment has established eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs nationally to facilitate a coordinated effort of innovation and collaboration. These will deliver a step change in the effectiveness of extension, adoption and commercialisation practices among regional communities to combat future drought.
Funded through the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) Future Drought Fund, CWFS is currently involved in the planning and implementation of the following projects that will extend over the next two years:
CSU – Saving Our Soils During Drought
CSU – Creating landscape-scale change through the promotion of resilient pasture systems
CSU – Improved drought resilience through optimal management of soils and available water
This is a great outcome for Southern NSW with some exceptional projects being funded and a large number of Southern NSW Innovation Hub partners involved in the development and delivery of them. We will provide further updates on these projects as they develop over the next few months.
Charles Sturt University (Hub lead)
Farming Systems Groups Alliance (represented by FarmLink) – Central West Farming Systems, FarmLink Research Ltd, Holbrook Landcare Network, Irrigated Cropping Council, Irrigation Research & Extension Committee, Riverine Plains, Monaro Farming Systems, Tablelands Farming Systems and Southern Growers and over 3,500 farmer members
First Nations Governance Circle (Charles Sturt University)
Local Land Services (LLS)
NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI)
The Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub received funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.