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Drought Recovery Advice Fund


Drought Recovery Advice Fund

The 2020 Drought Recovery Advice Fund is to help you recover from the 2020 drought, and plan for future droughts. It will pay for professional advice to a maximum of $5,000 (excl GST). 

Successful applicants can decide what type of drought-related advice they need. You can choose a supplier either from the pre-approved list or find your own.

Check you're eligible

To be eligible for this fund:

  • the farm must be in a 2020 drought-affected region or district
  • the farming business must have been negatively affected by the 2020 drought
  • at least 50% of the farmer's income, in a normal year, must be earned from the farming business.

Types of drought recovery advice

The 2020 Drought Recovery Advice Fund can help farmers get a wide range of drought-related business and technical advice. The advice can include (but is not limited to):

  • stock water best practice
  • feed management systems
  • strategic planning, including farm business and whole farm plans
  • land management and sustainable management techniques
  • analysis of farm systems
  • risk and recovery management
  • business continuity
  • modelling farm systems change scenarios
  • alternate land-use options
  • technical advice on soil, pastures, or animal production
  • financial planning and decision support
  • farm accounts analysis.

Details are here:

Applications will be accepted from 9am on 11 May 2020 until 5pm on 12 June 2020. 

11 May 2020

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