The South-West Western Australia Hub (SW WA Hub) is led by the Grower Group Alliance. The hub is transforming the way farmers and communities prepare for and respond to drought.
The Australian Government will contribute $8 million over 4 years through the Future Drought Fund. Hub partners will provide co-contributions of over $12 million.
SW WA Hub and node locations
The core site is at the Merredin Dryland Research Institute.
Hub nodes are in:
Key industries include:
The hub's focus is developing drought resilience activities that use innovative technology to transform farming systems.
The hub puts farmers and communities at the centre of agrifood innovation. It does this by creating pathways for producers to have input into how research is applied on the ground. This will speed up innovation and adoption, making Western Australia more resilient, productive, and competitive in the face of future drought.
Visit the SW WA Hub website to learn more.