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Climate change adaptation in the southern livestock industries

The Southern Livestock Adaptation 2030 (SLA2030) project brought researchers, extension experts and producers together to look at a range of future climate scenarios (out to 2030, 2050 and 2070) and the potential impact on farm productivity and profitability.

The basis of the project was the view that for ‘climate change’ to have direct relevance to farmers, forecast changes in rainfall and temperature need to be converted into answers (at a local level) about “what impact will it have on my pasture production; on my livestock production; on my profitability; and what can I do about it?”

There were two key components to the project:

1. Producer locations – researchers, extension experts (from State agencies) and producers worked side by side at 46 regional locations across southern Australia.

2. Research centres - modellers / researchers at the University of Melbourne, the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research and CSIRO undertook a series of modelling studies on climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation strategies for southern Australian livestock industries.

The results of the program are available at the projects own website project's own website. (Click here for an alternative until the site comes live)


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Contract No. Title Start date End date Funding type
Solution architecture / scoping workshop
03/01/2012 30/03/2012
Climate Change Adaptation in the Southern Australian Livestock Industries
01/06/2009 30/06/2012

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