The Future of Farming and Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes: the Muttama Creek Catchment Area
What are the different perspectives on integrating farming and biodiversity? What can we do to create agricultural landscapes that sustain viable communities, profitable farming and rich biodiversity? These challenging and exciting questions were central to the 3-year research project ‘The Future of Farming and Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes: the Muttama Creek Catchment Area’.
The Muttama Creek Catchment is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River and stretches from North of Cootamundra to North of Gundagai. The catchment area has experienced a lot of change and is facing increasing volatility and pressures, such as climatic and demographic changes and market pressures. The project sought to understand different land-use priorities and explore the future of farming and biodiversity.
The project team, comprised of Leuphana University of Lüneburg in Germany, Australian National University Sustainable Farms and the Muttama Creek Landcare Group wrote a booklet which summarises the key findings from this project. It includes a guest chapter on natural assets on farms by Suzannah Macbeth from Sustainable Farms and a chapter on Indigenous knowledge and land management written by Peter Beath from the Cootamundra Aboriginal Working Party.
Read our blog post below to find out more. Click the PDF link to download a PDF copy or contact us if you would like a hard-copy.
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