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Hub member: Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University’s drought resilience, adoption and innovation expertise

Regenerative farming

Building drought resilience at scale through the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance (RAA), a collaboration of Australia’s leading researchers and practitioners in regenerative agriculture. Our world-first Regenerative Agriculture undergraduate and postgraduate courses equip a new generation of farmers to become more drought resilient. Our Regenerative Agriculture Mentoring Program (RAMP) provides one-on-one and bio-regional expertise and support for farmers looking to transition to more regenerative practices.

Carbon farming

Collaborate with researchers and industry on applied soil research projects which quantify the benefits of regenerative practices to restore degraded soils and increase carbon. Explore the possibilities of carbon farming and collaborative carbon farming models through our carbon farming webinar series and Director Lorraine Gordon’s carbon farming keynote presentations.

Expertise in collaboration

With the recognition that complex problems such as building resilience to drought can only be solved by working together, SCU leads collaboration on an unprecedented scale through its Farming Together Program, assisting more than 28 500 farmers build social, economic and environmental resilience.  

Knowledge sharing

Delivering the latest, evidence-driven practical knowledge and opportunities to more than 11 000 farmers across Australia each month via our e-newsletter. Get the best podcasts and webinar recommendations, find the latest grants and regen ag farming opportunities and more. Sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with information and activities happening across the region.

Major industries in region: grazing, broadacre cropping, dairy and horticulture.
Lorraine Gordon, Director of Strategic Projects at Southern Cross University, undertaking soil tests with Southern Cross University’s Environmental Analysis Laboratory.

Additional resources

Drought resilience, innovation and adoption resources at SCU also include the Southern Cross Plant Science, Environmental Analysis Laboratory (EAL) and National Marine Science Centre.

 

Image: Lorraine Gordon, Director of Strategic Projects at Southern Cross University, undertaking soil tests with Southern Cross University’s Environmental Analysis Laboratory.

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