A self-assessment tool to initiate drought resilience is needed in the bush

The Australian Government in seeking a service provider to deliver the Drought Resilience Self-Assessment Tool (DR SAT).

DR SAT will then provide the gathered drought information online drought for primary producers to easily access, as part of the $5 billion Future Drought Fund.

“Australia is increasingly vulnerable to drought and the impacts of changing climate conditions,” said Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud.

“Whilst Australian farmers are highly skilled at managing climate variability, the increasing magnitude, intensity and frequency of drought and extreme climate events is an unprecedented challenge that requires additional support.

“The DR SAT is one of several programs announced under the $5 billion Future Drought Fund to address this challenge.

“It will bring together best available data, information and analytical methods to deliver new strategic insights for primary producers in order to enhance decision-making capabilities.

“The DR SAT will aim to strengthen the social, economic and environmental resilience of primary producers and communities by delivering information and support that is meaningful and actionable at the farm level “

With $5 billion on the table it is worthwhile taking a look at the AusTender website for further information. https://www.tenders.gov.au/  

For more information about Future Drought Fund programs go to: www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund