RURAL NEWS & UPDATE

Five-year AG framework launched

7 December 2021

 

LOCAL Land Services has launched its five-year Agricultural Services Framework that will help shape the way its key services and programs are delivered to best support primary producers through emerging challenges.

 

The framework identifies priority areas where Local Land Services will focus its agricultural service delivery over the next five years, which include supporting sustainable productivity, enhancing natural assets, and assisting landholders to manage climate variability.

 

Local Land Services Agriculture and Plant Biosecurity State Director James Hutchinson-Smith said having the framework in place will ensure that producers receive the best quality advice and service into the future.

 

“At Local Land Services, we are fortunate to have highly skilled and experienced agricultural services staff that can help producers across NSW implement new strategies and practices that can increase productivity and sustainability,” Mr Hutchinson-Smith said.

 

“Like all organisations we have defined resources, but by implementing this framework we can continue investing in local programs and training staff so the services we offer continue to address the biggest issues affecting landholders, communities and industry.”

 

Mr Hutchinson-Smith said the framework also outlines the important role Local Land Services plays in assisting producers manage the risks associated with climate variability and significant climatic and market business disruptor events.

 

“We know climate variability is increasing and with it, so do the frequency and severity of major disruptor events such as drought, fire, and flood,” Mr Hutchinson-Smith said.

 

“These climatic and market disruptor events negatively impact agricultural productivity and increase the risk of significant degradation to on-farm natural assets.

 

“Helping producers to manage the risks associated with major disruptors can significantly decrease the impact these events have on natural assets, the wellbeing of people and communities, recovery time and productivity.”

 

The Agricultural Services Framework 2021–2026 can be viewed on the Local Land Services website by visiting www.lls.nsw.gov.au/frameworks.

Local Land Services offers a range of agricultural services, workshops and programs that can help landholders increase on-farm productivity and sustainability.

 

If you would like to find out what services are available in your region, contact Local Land Services by calling 1300 795 299 or visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au.

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