In April 2021, Syngenta Australia and Landcare Australia announced their partnership to enhance biodiversity across selected sites in Australian agricultural landscapes. The Syngenta Enhancing Biodiversity Project, managed by Landcare Australia, aligns with Syngenta’s 2020-2025 Good Growth Plan, which aims to support farmers to combat the impacts of climate change and enhance biodiversity for a more productive agricultural industry.
With the two-year partnership focusing on improving management of biodiversity in agriculture, the two organisations are collaborating on identifying a project site on active commercial agricultural land. The project will aim to create biodiverse habitats for endemic species, including pollinators, to restore and promote native ecology. The project will also support productivity and more sustainable outcomes in agricultural landscapes.
Maximising the number of hectares impacted by the on-ground works to provide a greater reach of impact across a larger scale is key to the project’s success. The initiative will involve seed collecting, planting, maintenance and monitoring to ensure key milestones are achieved.
To help farmers to improve biodiversity on farm, an online toolkit will also be developed. The toolkit will provide farmers best management practice guidance and information to help guide their revegetation decisions.