Barossa meeting to increase drought resilience in Australian farms and agricultural communities

Australia’s eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs are set to hold a meeting of its Knowledge Brokers on Tuesday 18 April in Angaston.

The gathering will bring together Knowledge Brokers from across the country to share their experiences and discuss their progress on drought resilience adoption and innovation initiatives.

The group will also visit two SA Drought Hub projects, on containment feeding and water security, in Flaxman Valley on Monday 17 April.

The Knowledge Brokers are a critical link between researchers and farmers or land managers in drought-affected regions of Australia. They are responsible for translating research into practical and actionable knowledge that can be implemented in the field to build drought resilience.

Tony Randall, Knowledge Broker for the South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub (SA Drought Hub) said that the meeting will allow the group to share experiences and learn from each other’s successes and challenges.

“Our work aims to help farmers and communities better prepare for drought, and to manage it better when it inevitably arrives,” said Mr Randall. “Collectively, the hub Knowledge Brokers possess powerful knowledge about how to do this, so It’s critical that we collaborate to find innovative strategies and solutions.”

The other Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs are based in:

For more information on the Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs, visit www.agriculture.gov.au/agriculture-land/farm-food-drought/drought/future-drought-fund/research-adoption-program/adoption-innovation-hubs.

The SA Drought Hub is one of eight hubs established across Australia through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. The SA Drought Hub brings together a dynamic network of primary producers, industry groups, researchers, government agencies, universities, agribusinesses, traditional owners and others to work towards a common vision to strengthen the drought resilience and preparedness of farms and regional communities in South Australia.

Media contact details

Tony Randall, SA Drought Hub, 0402 245 747 or tony@agex.org.au

Adam Barclay, AgCommunicators, 0405 357 468 or adam.barclay@agcommunicators.com