The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed an announcement from Agriculture Minister David Littleproud on the first program, which is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s four year $34 million Agricultural Stewardship Package.

As part of the package, Australia National University has been commissioned to deliver an incentive pilot for farmers.

As part of the Stewardship Package, the NFF has been consulting with a large range of stakeholders in Phase 1 of the Australian Farm Biodiversity Certification Scheme Trial. The Australian Farm Institute has been commissioned to deliver the first phase.

The scope of the scheme is to maintain and improve environmental outcomes by establishing a verification mechanism for sustainable agriculture practices, including where they support the protection of biodiversity.

The NFF has launched a survey for farmers to have their say in the design of the Australian Farm Biodiversity Certification Scheme Trial.

For more details on the Stewardship Package, click here.