REGENERATIVE FARMERS NETWORK
720. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the Minister for Agriculture and
The Department of Primary
Industries and Regional Development has stated that it will work with natural
resource management groups and grower organisations to explore the science and
best practice in regenerative agriculture.
(1) How much is the department
investing in the regenerative agriculture network?
proportion of the funding is being allocated to the element of exploring the
science and best practice in regenerative agriculture, and the element of
focusing on premium food markets?
(3) Is the latter new funding for
trade development or the reallocation of old spending?
(4) In light of the previous financial support for
grower and production groups via the Grower Group Alliance, will the
funding support from the department be supported in the current budget and into
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the
(1) Through the
2018–19 large community stewardship NRM grants, $392 000 was provided
to the Perth region NRM to support the West Australian Regenerative Farmers
Network. I table a copy of the project summary, which was funded.
[See paper 2841.]
(2)–(3) The member asked a very similar question during
the recent budget estimates. I have committed to providing this via
department continues to provide funding support for the Grower Group Alliance.
Some grower groups have obtained funding through the NRM grants program.