Future Drought Fund selects the next generation of drought resilient leaders

The Australian Government continues to invest in the next generation of drought resilient leaders through the Future Drought Fund (FDF) by selecting 99 mentees and 66 mentors for round two of the mentoring programs.

The mentoring program joins farmers with experienced industry professionals for a chance to learn about drought preparedness from those who have lived and worked through the issue themselves.

This continues the great work done so far – round one of the program saw 143 mentees and 117 mentors selected. They are now sharing knowledge and experience that will benefit them and their communities in the years ahead.

A third round will open in early 2022. So, any interested farmers and those employed in the agricultural sector should contact ARLF to find out how they can take part. The aim is to build a national mentoring network of 300 mentees matched with 250 mentors.

The Drought Resilience Leaders program also has a series of webinars, open to everyone, and offered until to June 2022 with a focus on drought, climate, and supporting resilience on farms and communities.

For more information on the Future Drought Fund and its program visit FDF. For more information about the Drought Resilient mentoring program visit ARLF. To get involved in the webinar series register here.

Behind the FDF mentoring program

  • Applications for round three of the program open in early 2022.
  • Round one of the program saw 143 mentees and 117 mentors selected nationally.
  • A public national webinar series with a focus on drought resilience is open to everyone. The next webinar is on 3 February 2022.