National Farm Forestry Strategy
29 Nov 2021
Work is now underway to develop Australia’s National Farm Forestry Strategy to help build Australia’s future wood resource. If you are a farmer, forest grower, timber processor, investor, member of the forest industry, or belong to a natural resource management body, we want to hear from you!
Farm forestry, often referred to as 'agroforestry', is the establishment or management of trees or forests (either plantation or native forest) on private agricultural land.
Farm forestry is diverse and can include:
- commercial plantations
- timber and shelter belts
- habitat and biodiversity plantings
- wide spaced tree plantings
- Indigenous forestry
- sustainably managed private native forests.
New opportunities for farm forestry are being driven by increased demand for wood products. Changes to public native forest access and new carbon credit initiatives are also improving the economic environment for landholders to establish plantations and sustainably manage native forests for wood production.
We want you to tell us what you think should be included in the strategy to support the Australian Government’s commitment to securing a strong, sustainable, and profitable farm forestry industry.
To Have Your Say visit: https://haveyoursay.awe.gov.au/national-farm-forestry-strategy
Submit your ideas by 17 December 2021.