Building farming systems resilience and future proofing the impacts of drought through accelerating the adoption of proven cost-effective and yield responsive soil and fertiliser management practices by farmers across southern Australia

Project Location
Upper Eyre Peninsula
Project Manager
Naomi Scholz, Elders
Start Date
November 2023
Finish Date
May 2025
Funding Source
FDF Extension & Adoption Program via MSF
Funding
$90,000

The project focuses on accelerating adoption of proven soil resource management practices offering significant opportunity to build farming systems drought resilience, reduce yield variability, increase sustainability and profitability. These practices have low levels of adoption, due to a combination of socio-economic and farmingsystems constraints. Planned interventions will address adoption constraints (as identified through the ADOPT tool https://adopt.csiro.au) at the local farmer group level.
A goal of doubling adoption levels and accelerating the peak time to adoption is central to out-scaling strategies. Each farmer group have identified a range of soilmanagement related practices that will form the focus for accelerating adoption through farmers trialing and conducting on-farm demonstrations, sharing experiences and
adoption benefits through “peer to peer” learning, and contributing to a dedicated on-line “community of practice innovation platform” for sustained adoption.

 

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