Despite challenges from Covid-19, MLA’s second annual Producer Adoption Outcomes Report has reported that 8,258 producers have participated in learning and training activities to grow their businesses, with these programs delivering $803m* in total net benefits (calculated as net present value of adoption to 2045, discounted at 5% annually) to participating producers who adopted a new practice between 2015-2021. For producers participating in programs this year, their annual net benefit is calculated to be $52.6m for the 2021-22 year.

For producers participating in programs this year, their annual net benefit is calculated to be $52.6m for the 2021-22 year.

For specific programs, Profitable Grazing Systems (PGS) delivered an additional net benefit of $18/ha annually as a result of participation, Producer Demonstration Sites (PDS) delivered an additional net benefit of $6/ha annually as a result of participation, with over 90% of producers who have completed a PDS project in 2020–21 indicating they have adopted new practices as a direct result of taking part (MLA currently have over 350 PDS sites covering over 7m hectares) and the EDGE Network delivered $6.28/ha additional annual benefit for southern producers and $44/km2 for northern producers who participate.

The final Producer Adoption Outcomes Report can be found here. More information can be found here.