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SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INCENTIVES FOR MALLEE FAMERS

MALLEE landholders will share in $105,000 of Australian Government funding to undertake important on-farm works, under the second round of the Mallee Dryland Sustainable Agriculture Incentives Program.

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE INCENTIVES  FOR MALLEE FAMERS

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A total of 15 landholders across the region will undertake works across 29 sites, including reclaiming sand dunes and constructing stock containment areas.

The Mallee Dryland Sustainable Agriculture Incentive Program is supported by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA), through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.

"This funding will help landholders complete on-ground works that will improve the long-term sustainability of their farming enterprise and protect our precious soils, while also delivering important environmental outcomes," Mallee CMA Sharyon Peart said.

"Reclaiming eroded sand dunes is one way of taking practical action to reduce soil loss, while stock containment areas are an important management tool in protecting ground cover, which directly reduces soils losses on farm."

The incentive program was open to all landholders across the Victorian Mallee dryland region. 

"Through this incentive program, the Australian Government is ensuring that funding is invested locally to deliver real change that is targeted to the environment and the land," Ms Peart said.

The Government's total investment in natural resource management programmes amounts to over $2 billion over the next four years - of which $454 million is being invested through Australia's natural resource management organisations.

For more information about the National Landcare Programme go to www.nrm.gov.au

For more information on grants and incentives available in the Mallee CMA region go to the Grants & Incentives page.

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