Regenerative Agriculture in dry-land areas 

What is regenerative agriculture?

Regenerative agriculture encompasses many different farming techniques including cover cropping, grazing/holistic management, no-kill cropping and pasture cropping.

The Murray Mallee LAP is supporting mallee farmers to increase skills and knowledge in regenerative

agriculture techniques with a focus on adopting methods that are suitable to low-rainfall environments. In 2017/18 we will be supporting a Mallee Regenerative Agriculture Working Group as well as run workshops and training events that increase landholders capacity to adopt farming techniques that improve soil health and provide ecological and economic benefit. 

To express your interest in joining the Mallee Regenerative Agriculture Working Group or find out about upcoming workshops and events register below.

You can also join our online community by participating in the SA Murray Mallee Regenerative Agriculture community forum here

Learn more about regenerative agriculture


ProfitableRegenerative Agriculture - Colin Seis
How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change - Allan Savory

Resources & Useful Links


‘Pasture Cropping’ is an innovative land management technique that enables annual crops to be grown opportunistically into dormant perennial pastures or pastures whose competitive capacity have temporarily been supressed by grazing and /or selective herbicides to enable the successful growth of annual crops.

Nomad Farms is a family owned and run farm in the Finniss Valley on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia

Dick Richardson is an internationally recognised leader in the practice of natural grazing to improve soil depth and health, water retention, increased biodiversity and animal production.

a not for profit business specialising in the ecological restoration of native grasslands and associated ecosystems

Land to Market Australia is run by a group of Australian landholders passionate about producing food and fibre in ways that are good for the environment and for our communities and clients.

Regenerative Australian Farmers (RAF) is a leading facilitator and service provider for integrated agricultural solutions to build and monetise soil organic carbon, soil health and rural prosperity. This includes cost effective soil carbon evaluations, soil carbon field coring, baselining expertise & targeted implementation plans to support long term soil carbon contracts. RAF is a member of the Australian Government’s soil carbon methodology working group to further develop and refine measurement and reporting techniques and is linked to a global leader in remote sensing (satellite) of ground data including soil carbon.


Polyface, Inc. is a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based, beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

The Savory Institute facilitates the realisation of a life of enduring returns for the land and all who depend on it.

Rodale Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach.