South Wales to establish a drought resilience hub for farmers and organizations to succeed through technology

  • published date: 2021-04-12 00:00:00 UTC


<div class="body gsd-paywall article-body"><p>Wales, part of the U.K. is establishing eight innovation and resilience hubs across the country to help farmers, organizations and communities prepare and respond to drought in order to remain resilient. </p><p>In Southern New South Wales, they are planning the opening of a Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub for their region.</p> <div id="div-gpt-ad-article-body-sky-mobile" class="advertisement"></div> <p>The hubs will support development and uptake of innovative technologies and practices that improve drought resilience, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud.</p><p>In South Wales, Charles Sturt University, will also oversee the co-design with farmers and communities of these projects to ensure needs are met within the region to attain resiliency and continuity in the event of a natural disaster such as drought.</p><p>“Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs have come about through the forward-thinking Future Drought Fund – a long term, sustained investment of $100 million each year to build drought preparedness,” Minister Littleproud <a href="" target="_blank">said</a>. “The Southern New South Wales Hub will be a shopfront for farmers to access innovative technologies and practices that enable them to be more prepared and resilient to drought."</p> <div id="div-gpt-ad-sidebar-sky-mobile" class="advertisement"></div> </div>