By Simone Costa.
A team of six young people from Moyne Shire were thrilled when their Sustainable Agriculture Incentives Bill passed the Victorian Youth Parliament.
The bill would establish the Committee for Sustainable Agriculture, a body that would provide sustainability grants for farms and community gardens, as well as run sustainability education campaigns.
The team say a lot of people from their community are interested in increasing farming efficiency and doing the same practices in a more environmentally sustainable manner.
Youth parliamentarian Sarah Fenton, 22, told the parliament she had seen first hand how sustainable farming improved the land and people.
“Funding is about uplifting the smaller farms and community organisations,” she said.
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