DLP announces $99,500 to boost region's sustainability
FEDERAL Minister for Drought and MP for Maranoa David Littleproud has announced $99,500 in funding for the Condamine Headwaters Landcare Group.
The funding was secured through the federal government's Small Farms Small Grants program.
Mr Littleproud said the funding will be used to support new projects to improve soil, biodiversity, vegetation and water.
"I'm happy to see CHLG use these funds to help farmers adopt innovative land and natural resource management practices - in particular, the Natural Sequence Farming system,” Mr Littleproud said.
Natural Sequence Farming is a rural landscape management technique that aims to restore natural water cycles to help land survive drought conditions.
"The great thing about Natural Sequence Farming is that it gives water, soil and vegetation a boost and that has a very good flow-on affect for farming productivity,” Mr Littleproud said.
Using the funding, the CHLG will run field days and training courses for farmers to learn about the technique.
The courses will run across the Condamine Headwaters region, including areas around Killarney, Warwick, Maryvale, Allora, Clifton and Cambooya.
"The future of Australian agriculture relies on sustainable farming, best land management practices and our farmers are always looking for new practices to stay sustainable and profitable,” Mr Littleproud said.
"Ultimately, this leads to more profitable agriculture, fishing and forestry industries.”