The Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) acknowledges the valuable role of partnering organisations for the successful implementation of our Carbon Farming Project and other vital programs in the region. The Carbon Farming Project involves the Burnett Catchment Care Association (BCCA), the Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers (BFVG) and Dairy Australia (DA). Here’s a snapshot of their role in our region and for our Carbon Farming Project:
The Burnett Catchment Care Association (BCCA)works directly with landholders to support sustainable land management practices and enhance their natural resources. BCCA will prepare 70 Property Management Plans with graziers throughout the Burnett Mary region, conduct workshops to assist graziers implement on-farm management changes and coordinate tours to sites showcasing innovative carbon farming research and adoption. For more information and for advice on how to become involved, please contact (07) 4166 3898 or visit BCCA’s website.
Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers Cooperative Ltd (BFVG) will assist horticulture producers to understand and improve the industry’s carbon footprint by providing relevant information and one-on-one contact regarding practices that could be implemented to reduce GHG emission and sequester carbon. Additionally, BFVG will work to better understand barriers to adoption. Providing industry-specific information to project partners and government agencies will help them understand how Carbon Farming Initiatives could be applied to horticulture farming practices for improved adoption within the industry. For further information contact (07) 4153 3007 or visit BFVG’s website
Dairy Australia is a partner of the Carbon Farming Project but additionally have their own Extension and Outreach project; Profitable dairying in a carbon constrained future-Dairy Australia.
This project aims to deliver comprehensive knowledge of the practices that can profitably reduce GHG emissions from dairying. These will be embedded in the context of every-day farm management decisions so that farmers and service providers can confidently select the most appropriate option(s) for their farm. For further information visit Dairy Australia’s website.
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