Proactive steps to adapt to climate challenges have seen the product of a new podcast series touching on resilience in agriculture, thanks to Melbourne Water.
Farmers in the Port Phillip and Western Port Catchment are taking proactive steps to adapt to the challenges posed by climate change. To promote climate-resilient farming practices, a new three-part podcast series titled “Ag-Resilience” has been launched.
Karen Thomas, Sustainable Agriculture Facilitator at Melbourne Water, hosts the “Ag-Resilience” podcast series. It aims to provide farmers with valuable information and strategies to help them transition towards low-emission and biodiversity-friendly farming.
Karen Thomas, Sustainable Agriculture Facilitator at Melbourne Water, said, “The series offers science-based insights and practical advice to farmers. We are providing a range of interviews with renowned researchers and award-winning scientists. The goal is to bring them closer to achieving a climate-smart farm by 2050”.
Ag-Resilience podcast through Melbourne Water
The first episode of the “Ag-Resilience” podcast delves into the importance of climate-resilient farming practices. It will also talk about the benefits they bring to both farmers and the environment. Dr. Martino Malerba, a respected authority in the field, shares his extensive knowledge and expertise. He will discuss how farm dam management can help reduce methane emissions, increase biodiversity, maintain water security, and enhance community well-being.
The second episode in the series features Jessica Kelley, a Masters in Ecology student at LaTrobe University. Jessica is conducting ground-breaking research on the potential for insectivorous birds (species feeding on insects, spiders, and other invertebrates). She provides ecosystem services in pastures. In her research, Jessica investigates how insectivorous birds are crucial in maintaining the health and resilience of agricultural landscapes.
The final episode of the series wraps up with a discussion on the long-term vision of achieving a climate-smart farm by 2050. Listeners will hear from Professor Lindenmayer. They will delve into the importance of climate-resilient farming practices and the potential benefits they offer.
This Ag-Resilience podcast series is a collaborative effort between Melbourne Water, local farming communities, and agricultural experts. It aims to raise awareness about the benefits of climate-resilient farming practices, foster knowledge sharing, and encourage the adoption of sustainable methods throughout Port Phillip and Western Port Catchment.
To stay informed and gain access to this valuable resource, we encourage farmers and anyone interested in sustainable agriculture to subscribe to the “Ag-Resilience” podcast on your preferred podcast platform.
Access to the Ag-Resilience knowledge hub for farmers visit Ag-Resilience | Your Say | Melbourne Water
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