Production systems in the NAR are resilient*, diverse and proactively managed utilising environmentally sensitive practices.

*Economically, environmentally and socially


 All agricultural land managers are undertaking sustainable land use practises by 2020.

The area of cleared agricultural land (approximately 4 000 000 ha) managed using sustainable land use practices increases by 20 000 ha per year for the five years to 2020.

Sustainable management includes the whole farm management of the following issues:

  • Wind erosion
  • Salinity
  • Non-wetting soils
  • Acidity

  • Pests, weeds & disease
  • Water erosion
  • Surface water quality

  • Soil compaction
  • Soil organic carbon
  • Water use efficiency

Strategic Actions

  • Develop and implement programs to build community skills and capacity in sustainable land use management, including the capture, documentation and dissemination of local and expert knowledge on appropriate practices.

  • Promote local success stories.
  • Identify how sustainable practices can increase food quality.
  • Reduce financial risk exposure through sustainable land use.
  • Develop and promote appropriate technology, tools and practices for sustainable land use management.
  • Incorporate sustainable land use management in school curriculums.

Relevant Documents

More resources can be found on the Publications & Research page.

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