From 7 to 9 June, the “Future Drought Fund Science to Practice Forum” was held out of Canberra. The event brought together farmers, researchers, government, industry, and community leaders to share ideas and hear how our regions are getting better prepared for drought.
Our CEO, Dr Karl O’Callaghan and Head Ranger, Jermaine “Bomber” Davis presented a 10 minute video showing how our rangers are restoring Country and tackling the impact of drought followed by a Q&A session.
Drought is an enduring feature of the Australian landscape. It has significant economic, social and environmental impacts.
The $5 billion Future Drought Fund provides secure, continuous funding for drought resilience initiatives. It will help Australian farms and communities prepare for the impacts of drought.
One of the recent initiatives was the Future Drought Fund Science to Practice Forum.
With over 250 participants joining in live plus countless others watching the replay this event brings together farmers, ag tech entrepreneurs, leading researchers, natural resource managers, resilience experts and industry group representatives to share ideas about how our regions are harnessing innovative tools and technologies to help farmers and communities build more drought resilient businesses, landscapes and regions.
Wheatbelt NRM was very proud to present the work of our Noongar Boodja Rangers to the forum and share how their efforts to Care for Country can assist with drought resilience.
The team was congratulated on their work and the impact it is making.