Future Drought Fund: Round two of grants to build community drought resilience

Regional communities across Australia will share in $3.1 million for 60 projects that will help prepare for drought under the Federal Government’s Future Drought Fund Networks to Build Drought Resilience program. The 60 grants have been awarded across Australia and range from $10,000 to $150,000 to support community projects to build local drought resilience. The […]

Roma shopfront supporting drought resilience in southern Queensland

A new drought resilience shopfront in Roma will support farmers and communities in southern Queensland to prepare for and respond to drought. The Roma node of the Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub will support drought resilience and agricultural productivity in the region. The hub brings together researchers, […]

Future Drought Fund: $29 million to deliver innovation in drought resilience

Innovative projects to prepare for the impacts of drought will share in $29 million funding through the Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund (FDF). Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the applications for the Drought Resilience Innovation Grants program demonstrated strong interest in harnessing innovation to better prepare for periods of […]

Future Drought Fund partners with CSIRO at a local level

A partnership between the Australian Government and CSIRO will support drought resilience in regional Australia. The partnership with the national science agency will apply the best available science, research and evidence to drought resilience planning in the regions. The program has been developed to help governments, communities, industry and farmers work together to develop regional […]

Future Drought Fund mentoring program helps build stronger regional centres

Round three of the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders mentoring program is open nationally until 19 April 2022. The aim of the mentoring program is to join experienced farmers and industry professionals with those that want the chance to learn about drought preparedness. This is a chance for mentees to get one-to-one assistance from […]

Climate data for farmers to prepare for future droughts is now live

Two digital tools are expected to deliver farmers the best available climate data to help prepare for future drought and climate change. The Drought Resilience Self-Assessment Tool (DR.SAT) and the Climate Services for Agriculture (CSA) platform are two key investments under the $5 billion Future Drought Fund. These tools are about using technology to make […]

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 […]

More than $11 million for Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders program

The program has been developed to give farmers and others in regional communities the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through leadership development and mentoring to help build local drought resilience with 143 mentees and 117 mentors already selected for round one of the program. The Federal Government is partnering with the Australian Rural Leadership […]

Farmers adopt sustainable land practices as part of their daily routine according to survey

The majority of farmers surveyed in a recent on-farm study are using sustainable land management practices to improve the natural resource base and drought resilience. The findings from the Natural Resource Management and Drought Resilience survey of farm practices demonstrates the agriculture sector’s commitment to sustainable land management. The findings show just how much sustainable […]

Future Drought Fund creating drought resilient leaders in Queensland

The Australia Government is investing in building drought resilient leaders through the $5 billion Future Drought Fund (FDF).  Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said 23 participants have been selected for the Drought Resilience Leaders program in Central West Queensland. “Farmers and members of the community here in Central West Queensland will have the […]