Aussie farmers are set to benefit from a long-term investment by the Future Drought Fund (FDF) into innovative ways of managing drought and climate change.

The FDF is investing $38 million in a Long-term Trials of Drought Resilient Farming Practices Grants program, with grants of up to $8 million (GST exclusive) earmarked for 6 projects across the country.

Projects will test novel farming methods in the grain cropping and livestock sectors, which account for about 60% of all farming businesses.

The trials will run across different landscapes, production systems and seasons until 2027/8, building a solid evidence base that will give farmers the information and confidence needed to try the practices themselves.

Read about the projects here