The Australian Government leads the agenda on developing northern Australia with a main focus on agriculture. However, the success so far has been limited due to tropical climate and lack of knowledge of suitable farming systems despite the best technology and improved farming techniques. Because of >60 years of experience of implementing Green Revolution resulting in ecological backlash, several farmers in Punjab have started practising a variety of innovative farming systems such as tropical vegetables, horticulture and floriculture, called as Progressive Farming Systems which are very cost-effective, sustainable, and deliver diversified farming options. Sharing and integrating knowledge of Progressive Farming Systems (from Punjab) and the efficient/improved technology (from the NT) among the farmers and experts from each country will lead to opportunities for developing climate-adaptive, sustainable agribusinesses benefiting both the states. Charles Darwin University, NT and Panjab Agricultural University and Central University in Punjab will host the visits and workshops.
|Effective start/end date||1/08/19 → 31/12/22|
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