Landcare’s important role in sustainable land management

By Tessa Jakszewicz, CEO Landcare Australia

Our 2017 annual special publication has arrived, and I hope you’ll find this technical supplement a useful and interesting addition to our quarterly Landcare in Focus publication.

This year’s theme is “Farming Innovation and Best Practice Land Management.”

Landcare plays an important role in both facilitating innovation, as well as encouraging adoption across farms. Landcare Australia supports this rapid adoption of farming innovation through our promotional and educational activities, such as the biennial National Landcare Conference and Awards, and publications such as this one.

Landcare Australia chief executive, Tessa Jakszewicz.

Australian farmers are continuing to adapt to a changing and challenging environment, taking into consideration seasonal variability and consumer and market-led demands. Landcarers have an important role in helping to share information on successful innovations, coming together and exchanging knowledge so that all can benefit from these new ideas that address farming challenges and land management.

Many Australian farmers recognise the importance of integrating biodiversity and sound environmental management into their production areas, and Landcare groups are leading the way in many areas.

In this special edition you’ll hear from Landcare groups, researchers from organisations including CSIRO, the Australian government, industry leaders, forward-thinkers, Indigenous groups, and others. You’ll learn about new technology being adapted into land management practices, innovation in weed control, soil health and much more.

I would also like to thank the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources for their continued financial support of Landcare in Focus. If you have any feedback on this or any edition, please email [email protected].


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