Farming is a tough industry. Production costs are continually rising, market pressures can be emmense plus there is climate variability to contend with. The efficient farming program recognises that growers need to be more efficient to deal with these difficult challenges. An efficient farm has both production and natural resource management (NRM) outcomes.
- To promote and encourage the implementation of sustainable land management practices
- Monitor the soil and water health of the Mareeba-Dimbulah Water Supply Area (MDWSA).
Philosophy of the project
An efficient farm is a more sustainable and profitable farm. A profitable farm provides a means for a healthier community and environment. A more efficient farm delivers both NRM and production outcomes. Being more efficient means better use of our resources whether it is soil, energy, water or nutrients.