Successful farmers are adaptation experts – they listen to what their land, plants and animals tell them, and respond in order to optimise their business.
Extreme weather repeatedly affects the Australian farming sectors and while some are responding strategically, the industry needs improved risk management strategies to manage it better.
Global food production is facing many challenges to meet current and future demand. Impacts of climate change on agriculture will add stress to our ability to produce enough food for a growing population with fewer resources. Adapting agriculture to climate change to meet these needs is a critical challenge for current and future generations.
This subject will examine the potential impacts of climate change on agricultural production and explore adaptation options within various sectors of agriculture and food production. This exploration of adaptation options will include consideration of barriers that may hinder effective adaptation.
The dairy industry is adaptive by nature, but farmers are likely to face a range of new challenges due to the ever-increasing impact of climate change.
Some of Australia’s favourite fruits are under pressure from climate change, with growers set to face difficult choices in the years ahead.
The biophysical and policy impacts of a changing climate are likely to be far-reaching for Australian agriculture, placing substantial pressure on an industry operating in an already-complex and climatically variable environment.
The Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (PICCC) was launched in February 2011, as a research centre addressing the impacts of a changing climate on agriculture.
Today, PICCC combines resources and activities to broker projects, lead research, development and education related to climate change and the primary industries. Read more
Increasing the Australian fruit tree industry's preparedness for climate change.
Strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of dairy and beef products.
Assessing emissions abatement and carbon sequestration strategies for the dairy, sheep and beef industries.