Future Drought Fund

Across Australia, $100 million will be invested annually in projects to strengthen drought resilience. These projects will:

  • provide opportunities for farmers and communities to adopt new technologies
  • improve their environmental and natural resource management
  • diversify their farm business planning and decision making
  • enable participation in a range of community resilience activities.

The Australian Government and the Northern Territory (NT) Government have entered into funding agreements for the provision of these programs.

The NT Government will work with subject matter experts and industry groups to deliver these initiatives and a range of training programs.

Farm Business Resilience Program

The Farm Business Resilience Program is a series of workshops that will provide graziers and farmers the tools they need to prepare for and manage risk, adapt to a changing climate and improve the resilience of agribusinesses.

The Territory Government and Australian Government have recently mutually approved the Territory’s Program Implementation Plan for the rollout of the Farm Business Resilience Program.

The Territory Government is now preparing to procure services for the Program’s module delivery, which should commence in coming weeks. The program will be rolled out until June 2022, and may be extended into future years.

More information about program modules will be available shortly.

For more information, go to the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website.

Regional Drought Resilience Planning

The purpose of the Regional Drought Resilience Planning program is to support partnerships of regional organisations, local government, communities and industry to develop Regional Drought Resilience Plans that:

  • prepare for and manage through future droughts
  • focus on innovative ways to build drought resilience across the region’s agricultural sector and allied industries.

The Territory Government and Australian Government have recently mutually approved the Territory’s Program Implementation Plan for the rollout of the Regional Drought Resilience Planning Program. It will initially be rolled out in the Barkly Pastoral District and the Southern Alice Springs Pastoral District.

The program may extend to other regions in future years.

More information will be available shortly.

For more information, go to the Australian Government's Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website.

Top End /Northern Western Australia and Northern Territory Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

The Northern Western Australia and Northern Territory Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub will transform the drought resilience of pastoralists, farmers, traditional owners and communities in the NT and Western Australian (WA).

The Hub will build greater connectivity across NT and WA to drive the uptake of new research and innovation, with collaborative and co-designed projects translating knowledge into practical on-ground outcomes.

Charles Darwin University in Darwin is the lead contractor for the Hub. The university is supported by a partnership between peak industry representative organisations, natural resource management groups, and the NT and WA governments. An unincorporated joint venture entity was established to provide overarching governance and management of the Hub.

The Hub will become a flagship for agricultural innovation in the NT and WA Tropical Top End and rangelands.

For more information, go to the NWANT website www.nwantdroughthub.org.au


Last updated: 21 February 2022

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