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Surviving the dry: Case studies on drought

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has partnered with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal to produce case studies looking at innovative solutions to help manage drought. These videos showcase some of those stories from farmers.

Local Management Arrangements

QFF has prepared a short video explaining the Local Management Arrangements investigations of SunWater channel irrigation schemes. The video features LMA independent chair Leith Boully, Bundaberg interim LMA chair Maurie Maughan, and Bundaberg interim LMA board member Jim Carney.

Cyclone Oswald flood recovery

QFF has prepared a series of video case-studies highlighting the recovery process from ex Cyclone Oswald and the assistance measures that were available to primary producers and small businesses. View the videos here.

Carbon Farming Initiative

QFF has prepared three videos featuring industry experts detailing information regarding to carbon emissions in the agricultural sector and the Carbon Farming Initiative.

Here, Peter Deuter with DAFF Queensland explains basic considerations for horticultural producers in relation to the Carbon Farming Initiative.

Here, Beverley Henry from the Queensland University of Technology explains carbon emissions in relation to the livestock sector.

Here, Zane Nicholls with DAFF Queensland explains some work investigating the potential efficiency of slow release fertiliser.

Cyclone Yasi – Taking Stock: Preparing rural businesses for natural disaster and climate risk

Click here to go to the QFF disaster preparedness page and view the videos.

Rural Planning

An informative video on rural planning to inform new councillors at the 2012 Local Government election.

A farmers’ perspective on issues that impact rural planning in Queensland.

Planning expert Mick Capelin gives a run down on some of the important considerations when it comes to local government planning for rural industries.