The Land Health Project (LHP) aims to address the declining condition of the health of agricultural land by targeting dryland farmers across Victoria to manage the resource base to support increased productivity potential and reduce the impacts of dryland salinity and soil degradation on priority natural assets.
The main evaluation methods were desktop review, online survey and interviews, both phone and in-person. Over 150 stakeholders were consulted and included state government staff, Catchment Management Authorities, service providers and dryland farmers.
The outcome of the project was a better understanding of the projects achievements as well as a suite of recommendations to inform the next phase. These findings were presented to an executive leadership group to improve ownership and maximise strategic effectiveness.