The Federal Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment has announced the Australian Farm Biodiversity Certification Scheme Trial.

The Department provided $4m in funding to the National Farmers’ Federation to develop and trial the Scheme. Funding has been made available through the $34m Agriculture Stewardship Package.

The package recognises that farmers, as stewards of the environment and as land managers are providing benefits to the wider community. Many small and medium sized farmers would like to do more, and the Australian Government is taking the lead to support further stewardship activities by farmers.

With a wide range of industries, issues and differing priorities, a consultative approach is being adopted in all phases. If you or your organisation wish to be involved in consultation, please contact the Project Manager by email to opearse@nff.org.au

For more information regarding this scheme, please click here