Program Manager – Sustainable Industries
Phone: (08) 9670 3112
The project's outcomes were achieved by working in partnership other organisations that work in the field of revegetation to deliver an extension program demonstrating how to make informed decisions about what to plant where and why to suit individual farmer’s needs. Land holders were supported by the development of Agroforestry Management plans to assist in the implementation of agroforestry on farm.
The project developed an interactive smart phone application, the “Seedling Selector”, which is available on Android and iPhone platforms.
This App assists the user to select the right species for the task, whether that is forage, timber, carbon sequestration or other agroforestry products like brushwood and sandalwood. Workshops and training opportunities were also held for the community to engage them in the biodiversity conservation aspect of strategic agroforestry plantings.
Agroforestry management plans were also developed to support farmers' ability to conduct revegetation and conservation activities on their farms. The plans and resources provided opportunities for farmers to include revegetation on-farm that will not only provide productivity improvements, but will consider the need to connect biodiversity assets, provide for stepping stones and provide habitat for priority species.