Case study: Farm diversification in the Goondiwindi Region

Land and agriculture Darling Downs South West

Goondiwindi farmers are facing significant financial, environmental and market pressures on their farms and business.

In response to these pressures, to access new markets and improve their sustainability, local farms have diversified into new crops, free-range pork, organic dairy and olive oil production. These include:

  • the Human Bean Co growing and processing faba beans into healthy snacks at a local facility. There is strong focus on sustainable farming to ensure a resilient and sustainable ecosystem
  • the Gooralie Free-Range Pork piggery has reduced its environmental footprint, as a result of its power being supplied through a solar system and utilising all the compost from the piggery at the farm.

This case study is part of a series of case studies that have been developed as part of the Queensland Communities in Transition project. It was prepared by The Ecoefficiency Group as part of the Clean Growth Choices Consortium with funding from Queensland Department of Environment and Science.