Roper River region being tested as Australia’s new ‘super Food Bowl’

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 17th September 2019

A $35 million study has commenced by CSIRO on the possibility to irrigate agriculture in the Roper River region in northern Australia.

“The investigation could transform the Roper River catchment into a super food bowl” said Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.

“1 million hectares of the catchment area could be suitable for irrigated cropping” he added.

To find out more, and get a better understanding, ABC has shared a broadcast audio (8:32 mins) of the NT Country Hour speaking to Dr Chris Chilcott, the CSIRO’s research leader in northern Australia, click here.