Journal article

Research priorities and best practices for managing climate risk and climate change adaptation in Australian agriculture

David A George, Jeff Frank Clewett, David Lloyd, Richard McKellar, Poh-Ling Tan, Mark Howden, Lauren Rickards, David Ugalde, Snow Barlow

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

The challenges of climate change adaptation in agriculture are examined through the lens of priorities for research, and the use of best management practices (BMPs) to better manage climate risks. The methods and results have two parts. Firstly, a case study from the northern grains region examines the use of BMPs for managing climate risks associated with both climate variability and climate change. A series of industry workshops developed and tested a suite of 24 BMP standards for growing dryland grain crops, including four BMPs on risk management based on the Australian Standards for Risk Management. Secondly, priorities for research on climate change adaptation in the primary industries ..

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