Helping Farmers Deal With Drought Events
The VFF is at the forefront of advocacy for programs to directly assist farmers prepare for and deal with drought events.
We are focused on long term solutions that help farm businesses prepare for drought through improving infrastructure and farming methods. We advocate for a national drought policy that sees federal, state and territory and local governments, other agricultural industry bodies, community groups, and agricultural research organisations, work together.
Our advocacy has led to a range of government responses and programs including local government rate relief, fodder for livestock, water infrastructure projects and drought preparedness grants.
In 2021, the VFF Policy Council ratified a new Drought Policy statement which guides our advocacy efforts on behalf of Victorian farmers.
VFF Drought Policy
For further information about the VFF’s drought policy and advocacy, VFF members can call the VFF Policy Team on 1300 882 833 or email [email protected].