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NSW, AUSTRALIA - 23 OCTOBER - Land to Market Australia, a project of the Australia Holistic Management Cooperative Savory Hub, has been named Grand Champion of the 2019 NSW Landcare Awards for the Australian Government Innovation in Agriculture Award.
The Savory Hub project was selected as one of three Champions in the category for their "leadership in application of innovative farming practices", and announced as the Grand Champion winner at the awards ceremony Wednesday in Broken Hill, NSW.
The 2019 Landcare Awards, presented by NSW Local Land Services and Landcare NSW, recognize practices that deliver improved natural resource management and farm productivity outcomes.
In its 20th year, the Landcare Awards have recognised and celebrated the achievements of groups and individuals in the landcare community who have made a significant contribution to the environment, sustainable farming practices, and natural resource management.
Land to Market is proud to have been recognised as Grand Champion of innovation in agriculture by NSW Local Land Services and Landcare NSW as we build the profile of our new brand, based on robust measurement of the ecological health of farmland that is kept under production.
Savory Hub Leader
The Savory Hub is being recognized for its work in developing Land to Market Australia, an effort organized by a group of more than 30 farmers who have joined together to monitor the ecological health of their farmland.
Land to Market Australia has adopted the Savory Institute's Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) methodology as a tool for monitoring and verifying the ecological health of their primary production land, which continues to be involved in agricultural production.
EOV is a world-first approach for cost-effective verification of ecological health that can provide robust results while being implemented at a large scale. It provides the foundation for Land to Market Australia to operate as a brand that engages both businesses and consumers to vote with their dollars to support ecological health and biodiversity.
As Grand Champion of this prestigious award, Land to Market Australia will continue their push to bring verified ecological outcomes to the forefront of Australia agriculture.
About Land to Market Australia
Land to Market Australia (L2MA) is a program run by the Australian Holistic Management Cooperative Limited, a Hub of the Savory Global Network. Uniquely, this project is being driven directly by producers and farmers. Members are part of a global network committed to farming practices that measurably regenerate the land. L2MA provide members with training, support, mentoring and verified branding of their products. L2MA offers Ecological Outcome Verification, an assessment scheme to measure the health of soil, biodiversity and ecosystems, and the promotion of verified products through distinctive EOV branding.
About Savory Institute
The Savory Institute, a U.S.-registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, facilitates large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands through Holistic Management. Together with Savory’s global network of Hubs, the Savory Institute equips farmers and ranchers around the world with education, training, and implementation support to achieve success within their cultural and ecological contexts. Savory Institute also removes barriers and creates enhanced conditions for large-scale progress by informing policy, engaging the marketplace, and increasing public awareness. Savory’s long-term goal is to positively influence the management of 1 billion hectares of grasslands by 2025, thereby contributing to global climate-, water- and food-security.
Land to Market Australia
Tony Hill (NSW, Australia)
Savory Hub Leader
Bobby Gill (Boulder, CO, USA)
Director of Development & Communications