|Project name||TAS Farm Innovation Hub|
|Funding bodies||The Australian Government will contribute $8 million over 4 years through the Future Drought Fund. Innovation Hub Partners will provide co-contributions of $13.2 million over 4 years.|
|Lead researcher||Innovation Hub Director, Sandra Knowles|
|Partners||Beanstalk Agtech, Bush Heritage Australia, Cape Herbert, Definium Technologies, Highland Conservation, Horticulture Innovation Australia, Hydro Tasmania, NRM Cradle Coast, NRM North, NRM South, Private Forests Tasmania, Rural Business Tasmania, Soils for Life, Southern Cross University, Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, Tasmanian Irrigation, Tasmanian Women in Agriculture, TasWater, The Derwent Catchment Project, University of Tasmania.|
The Tasmanian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub – known as the Tas Farm Innovation Hub – is one of eight established across Australia by the Commonwealth Future Drought Fund.
As our climate changes and becomes more variable, we need to build climate resilience into communities, economies and environments at all scales.
The Hub helps Tasmanian farmers, and those who support them, to build valuable relationships and access critical information.
Through the Hub, people and organisations in the agriculture industry build knowledge to drive innovation in their businesses, care for land and waterways, and enhance community wellbeing.
Diverse partners and network supporters across a spectrum of values, expertise and experience are working together to increase farmers’ access to knowledge and adoption of practices that ensure financial, social and environmental resilience to climate change and variability.
The Hub also seeks to enhance community wellbeing to mitigate the increasing risk of drought and other extreme climatic events.
Find out more about the Tasmanian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub at their website.