HB: Building Farmer Knowledge

Develop a network of farmers who can support each other to build knowledge and skills, particularly around soil health.

Why it is important?

There are many farmers in the southern Wet Tropics region who have built up considerable knowledge and invested in a range of practices to improve soil health. Developing a network which focuses on farmers teaching farmers will help ensure this valuable knowledge is available to support and encourage others.

Examples of Local Action

  • Conduct property visits to local farms to share knowledge about soil health practices and bring together a network of supportive farmers at a grass roots level.
  • Bring in professionals and experts from other regions, where required, to support and expand the soil health knowledge of local farmers.

Contribution to Regional Priority

R-CM 7: Landholder Support Program
Work collaboratively to enhance existing, and develop new, practical and useful extension and knowledge brokering services and products for land managers, covering the wide range of integrated NRM issues affecting, and affected by, land management.

Local Landscape:


Regional Theme:

Sustainable Industries