Ten ways to improve the natural assets on a farm

Date: 10, Aug, 2020
Author(s):   Lindenmayer, D. & Sustainable Farms
Publisher: Australian National University

Sustainable Farms is an Australian National University initiative to support farmers with science. The team works with a range of partners to provide extension activities and resources, including on-farm field workshops. For more than twenty years, our team has been working on farms from northern Victoria to south-east Queensland. The landholders we work with often ask questions like: “I have planted a shelterbelt which has made a huge difference for wildlife and stock, but what else can I do?” The Ten Ways booklet highlights how one small change on a farm could create new habitat for native animals and lead to increased stock productivity. The publication is underpinned by 20 years of long-term research into biodiversity on farms. It also represents a knowledge collaboration that’s occurred over two decades between the farmers who are undertaking management practices, and the ANU ecologists supporting farmers’ observations with science.

Ten ways to improve the natural assets on a farm