The Australian Government is asking rural and regional communities to help identify research and adoption priorities for their $5 billion Future Drought Fund. Primary producers, community representatives and ag innovators are invited to have their say in an Australia-wide survey to guide the Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Investment Plan.
About the Future Drought Fund
The Future Drought Fund was established in September 2019 to help primary producers and rural and regional communities become more prepared for future droughts. The program has four interconnected elements:
- Adoption and Innovation hubs
- Innovation grants
- Science to Practice forum
- National Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Investment Plan
The Fund’s Research and Adoption aims to provide more than $117 million up to 2023/24 to support drought resilience and innovation. The Investment Plan will identify national and regional research and adoption priorities to help shape the Future Drought Fund’s investments.
Having your say
The Future Drought Fund has partnered with Alluvium Consulting Australia to engage broadly with rural and regional stakeholders from all over the country. We’re encouraging Wheatbelt communities to have their say by taking this quick survey.
Visit the Future Drought Fund website for more information on the programs.