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SW WA DROUGHT RESILIENCE ADOPTION AND INNOVATION HUB
REGIONAL NODE - MANJIMUP ZONE

The South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub (SW WA Hub) is harnessing the power of collaboration to enhance drought and climate resilient practices and accelerate innovation and adoption.

The SW WA Hub is set to transform the way farmers and communities prepare for and respond to drought. It has strong support from all segments of the WA supply chain and SW WA Hub partners are providing significant co-contributions. 

The SW WA Hub has appointed Regional Node Leads, which will provide guidance on priority issues impacting the drought and climate resilience of farming systems, their industries and communities.

 

Through nominated managers, the Regional Node Leads will help link the Hub to end users by gathering and sharing knowledge, coordinating local activities and support Hub activities. Node Lead positions are aligned with Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development office locations.

Regional Node Leads include:

  • Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement Group (MADFIG) – Merredin

  • South East Premium Wheat Growers Association – Esperance

  • Facey Group – Narrogin

  • Stirlings to Coast Farmers – Albany

  • Southern Forests Food Council – Manjimup

  • South West Catchments Council – Bunbury

  • Northern Agricultural Catchments Council – Geraldton

  • Rangelands NRM Co-ordinating Group – Carnarvon

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The Manjimup Regional Node Lead is engaged through the Southern Forests Food Council and supported by the South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

Contact Manjimup Regional Node Leader - Jennifer Riseley on marketing@southernforestsfood.com or 08 9772 4180.

FUTURE DROUGHT FUND

Australia’s Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs are part of the Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund. They will provide networks for researchers, primary producers, community groups and others to work together to enhance drought resilient practices within their region. This focus on collaboration will make agricultural research useful and accessible, increasing innovation and commercialisation opportunities.

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Curtin University have collected powerful data from the On-Farm Water Demand Project and are keen to turn this into practical tools for producers wanting to future-proof their farms.

Over 20 farmers across Manjimup and Pemberton have been involved with the Food Agility CRC funded project, with data now captured for four commodity types across two seasons allowing the research team and those farmers involved to use the data to calculate the economic returns for every mega litre of water used for irrigation, make decisions about water use during the season, as well as to demonstrate the value that irrigation generates for farmers and the regional economy.


To register for the Field Day contact Jennifer on marketing@southernforestsfood.com or 9772 4180. 

FIELD DAY 19 JULY - MANJIMUP