Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) announced its partnership with Landcare Australia in early 2019.
As part of their community focussed Australian Good Meat initiative, the organisation is funding the 2020 MLA Landcare Excellence in Sustainable Farming Grants as well as Junior Landcare Grants. These grants help to demonstrate MLA’s commitment to sustainable agriculture and to inspiring kids to learn where their food comes from.
The grants are administered by Landcare Australia as part of MLA’s community focused Australian Good Meat initiative. This initiative highlights how Australia sets the standard for world-class industry practices through ongoing community engagement, including within areas of environmental sustainability, land, water, biodiversity and climate variability.
Three groups were the recipients of the 2020 MLA Landcare Excellence in Sustainable Farming Grants, receiving up to $10,000 each:
- The Watershed Landcare Group (Central NSW) Increasing efficiency and resilience of feed and lamb production using drought tolerant native perennial pastures over sown with forage species
- Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc.(Riverina NSW) Investigating soil health and dry climate feed production in grazing systems with multipurpose biodiverse alley farming.
- Western District Pasture Technology Group in conjunction with Glenelg Hopkins Landcare Network in the Western District of Victoria. Environmental Stewardship for Carbon Neutral Ruminant Grazing, building capacity of farmers to conduct on-farm carbon auditing – to enable targeted on-farm improvements to management
MLA is a not-for-profit research and marketing service provider for the Australian red meat and livestock industry, who in partnership with Australian government bodies, research bodies and industry stakeholders work to foster the long-term prosperity of the Australian cattle, sheep and goat sector.