Consolidating Targeted and Practical Extension for Australian Farmers and Fishers was an ambitious project that aimed to reverse some of the drivers of fragmentation that are impacting on delivery, to evaluate the extension system, and to consolidate extension knowledge. The project identified practical and achievable actions that will lead to improvements to our extension systems, helping it meet future demands and opportunities in primary industries. Key project deliverables and outcomes were:
• A practical extension information ‘hub’
• An evaluation of the current extension environment systems
• Information and advice on strategic next steps to improve the efficiency of extension
• Undertaking forums and information exchange
This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit programme.