Productive Perennials for Biodiversity


The Productive Perennials for Biodiversity project investigated the contribution production perennials can make to biodiversity conservation in farming landscapes.

It focused on the resource needs of native animals, contrasting resources provided by perennial farming systemswith the resources required overall to maintain, to the best of our knowledge, populations of native animals within agricultural landscapes.

The project focused on a limited number of species as representatives of different guilds (groups of species with similar resource requirements) found in agricultural landscapes. Outcomes from this study will result in management and decision packages that promote farming systems which integrate production and biodiversity outcomes.

For more information about the biodiversity benefits of mallees, download the FFI CRC Fact Sheet.


Further Information


Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) ceased trading on 30 June 2014.

This website contains information about the CRC’s research into perennial plant based farming systems.

This site will remain live until 30 June 2017 but is no longer being updated or reviewed.

Further information about CRC research projects can be obtained by following links from relevant project pages or by viewing the research transfer page.

The CRC was funded for seven years (2007-2014) under the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre program.