The Murray-Darling Basin is known as Australia’s food bowl, responsible for 93 per cent of domestic food production. Until recently, that bowl was pretty empty, with a nine-year drought that has devastated the region. Finally though, things are looking up.

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The Murray-Darling Basin is a 1,162 sq km area that spans four states within the southeastern perimeter of Australia. It’s known as Australia’s food bowl, responsible for 93 per cent of domestic food production. Until recently, that bowl was pretty empty, with a nine-year drought that has devastated the region. Finally though, things are looking up.

New South Wales (NSW), one of the states containing the basin, is officially drought-free. Recently, the NSW government announced that the state is on the brink of a AU$2.85bn (€2bn) winter crop and other regions are also improving. But there’s still a way to go.

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