Natural Resources Management
The PPSA NRM Committee
PPSA has an NRM committee consisting of representatives from the commodity associations and the chairperson of PPSA. The roles of the PPSA NRM Committee include to:
- Provide a forum for the PPSA commodity associations to discuss priority NRM issues and identify issues on which common policy recommendations may be developed;
- Share relevant NRM information (particularly regarding NRM policy development) amongst PPSA member groups;
- Develop cross-commodity policy recommendations for endorsement by the PPSA Council
- Provide a point of contact between PPSA and SA Government agencies and statutory bodies involved in NRM; and
- Provide direction to the PPSA NRM Liaison Officer.
Download the PPSA NRM Committee Terms of Reference here
For more information on the following, please click on the headings below:
The following are just a small sample of primary producer organisations working on NRM issues and sustainable farming:
- Ag Excellence Alliance – working with SA broad-acre grain and livestock farmers to improve their profitability and sustainability and provides links to grower groups and farming apps
- Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) – supporting sustainable agriculture projects including the GRDC Integrated Weed Management Hub
- Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) – supporting research and programs to reduce greenhouse emissions from livestock and providing resources for environmental management
- Dairy SA – providing a range of resources to help dairy farmers make informed decisions about natural resources
- HortEx – an alliance created to support horticultural industry groups to enhance sustainability, profitability and technical development
- EnviroVeg – the vegetable industry’s own environmental program
- Wine grape growers – sustainability programs include Sustainable Australia Winegrowing in McLaren Vale
- Landcare Association of SA – a community-based organisation reinvigorating Landcare in SA
The PPSA and DEW Partnership Project
The PPSA and DEW Partnership Project reflects the fundamental connection between the business of the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) and sustainable primary production. The project is focused on ongoing improvement in how DEW and South Australia’s primary production sector, through PPSA, engage and partner in strategic, policy and operational matters of mutual interest. The project provides an opportunity for PPSA and DEW to strengthen engagement by both parties in each other’s business, and to increase the awareness of the needs and issues that affect the sustainable and profitable production in South Australia.
To assist this process the Department for Environment and Water has provided funding for PPSA to employ a part-time liaison officer to facilitate engagement and communication between PPSA and DEW. Other tasks may include:
- facilitating engagement and involvement of primary producers, PPSA and affiliated groups in DEW business and state-wide Landscape SA business, including development and implementation of policy initiatives.
- promoting partnerships between the primary production sector, DEW, the National Parks and Wildlife Service and regional landscape boards.
- facilitating involvement of industry groups and sharing of industry knowledge from PPSA (and affiliated groups) into state and regional planning processes, water allocation planning processes and the development of associated policies and processes.
- revising and updating NRM information on the PPSA website and/or undertaking other priority communications.
- capacity building initiatives that build understanding and linkages between primary producers and the business of DEW – for example providing opportunities for sharing knowledge between stakeholders, including successful approaches and learnings that may have broader applicability to other groups or regions.
For more information about NRM in South Australia (via the Department for Environment and Water website), click here.
The managing natural resources video was prepared for PPSA for achieving improved outcomes (particularly soil management and protection).