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SA Drought Hub Resources

Welcome to the SA Drought Hub Resources page! Here, you will find a range of valuable resources specifically designed to assist South Australian farmers and regional communities in building drought preparedness and resilience. From our comprehensive annual reports and achievements over the years, to practical tools, knowledge, and innovative projects, we are dedicated to providing you with the support you need if participating in a drought hub funded project. Explore our network map, download informative fact sheets, and stay updated by subscribing to our newsletter. 

Dry season information - Crop and Pasture Management

Resources have been collated by the SA Drought Hub team to support producers to gain knowledge about Crop and Pasture Management during a dry season.

Dry season information – Crop and Pasture Management

Dry season information - Livestock and Fodder Management

Resources have been collated by the SA Drought Hub team to support producers to gain knowledge about Livestock and Fodder Management during a dry season.

Dry season information – Livestock and Fodder Management

Managing dry times and drought: planning for resilience and recovery

Dry times and drought pose a key risk to farm businesses. Farmers, pastoralists and land managers should develop a management plan to mitigate this risk. This fact sheet summarises why such plans are needed and what they should include.

Download the Managing dry times and drought fact sheet.

For more information on business and risk management for farmers, visit the Department of Primary Industries and Regions website.

SA Drought Hub 2022-23 Annual Report

The Annual Report documents the hub’s outputs and achievements over the 2022-23 financial year. It includes summaries of selected projects:

  • Improving on-farm water security using innovative remote sensing systems
  • Utilising satellite imagery in the growing season to inform adaptive management
  • Drought management for the health and longevity of perennial horticulture plants
  • Managing rangelands for drought resilience
  • Drought resilience practices in mixed farming systems
  • Cropping without glyphosate
  • Virtual fencing for improved drought resilience on South Australian farms

Download the report

SA Drought Hub Year 2 Achievements

The hub’s second 12 months saw it build upon the foundation of its establishment year, expanding its on-the-ground presence and delivering practical tools and knowledge for drought resilience.

Across 44 drought resilience projects and 10 innovation projects, the hub established more than 50 demonstration sites, developed 34 drought resilience tools and products, and held 78 learning activities that were attended by more than 2000 people.

For more on our year 2 achievements, download the easy-to-read infographic fact sheet:

SA Drought Hub Year 2 Achievements 2022-23

National Hub Network Map

Australia’s eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs were established in 2021 through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund (FDF), which provides secure, continuous funding for drought resilience initiatives.

See our national network

SA Drought Hub flyer

A summary of the hub’s activities and aims, with contact details of staff.

Download the hub flyer

SA Drought Hub Year 1 Achievements

Following its launch on 30 June 2021, the SA Drought Hub rapidly established itself as a focal point in efforts to strengthen the drought resilience and preparedness of farms and regional communities in South Australia. In its first year, the Hub established 6 nodes, commenced 18 projects and 28 demonstration sites, and held 32 training and learning events. In doing so, it engaged almost 50 partner organisations and more than 500 individuals. The Hub’s year 1 achievements are summarised in an easy-to-read infographic fact sheet:

SA Drought Hub Year 1 Achievements 2021-22

SA Drought Hub – Node Co-Design Workshops Report

The South Australian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub conducted a series of regional co-design workshops in August, September, and October 2021, in order to identify each region’s priorities for strengthening their drought preparedness and resilience.

The hybrid in-person and online Node workshops at Wudinna, Port Augusta, Loxton, Orroroo, Roseworthy, Naracoorte, and Coober Pedy attracted 279 participants and generated a total of 991 ideas.

This PDF report provides a comprehensive summary of the activities, objectives, and contributions.

Node Co-Design Workshops Report

Reporting templates for SA Drought Hub projects, sponsorships and in-kind contributions

Hub Members and Partner organisations delivering projects funded through the SA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub (SA Drought Hub) are required to complete 6 monthly reports. The information being collected is consistent across each of the eight Drought Hubs nationally and will allow collation of national-level data to inform the outcomes and ongoing delivery of Future Drought Fund programs. This information will also be used at local and state scales to inform and guide the ongoing co-design and delivery of SA Drought Hub projects and programs, and other Future Drought Fund initiatives being delivered in South Australia.

If you have any questions regarding these project reporting templates, the monitoring data being sought, or the monitoring and evaluation framework more broadly, please contact your local SA Drought Hub Node Coordinator or the SA Drought Hub Knowledge Broker.

SA Drought Hub branding, attribution and approvals guidelines

Communication materials produced as part of SA Drought Hub projects need to adhere to brand guidelines that ensure correct logos and acknowledgements are used, social media posts are tagged correctly, and organisational or Commonwealth approvals are obtained when required. Hub approval is required before pulishing any such materials. The Hub has published guidelines to help Partners ensure that their Hub-related materials meet branding and approvals requirements.

Download the guidelines

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