Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture
Project supported by the Tasmanian Climate Change Office
A joint production of the Tasmanian Government and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), the following information sheets focus on opportunities and risks associated with climate change across a range of Tasmanian agricultural enterprises:
Information Sheet (2.84 MB, 4 pages)
Information Sheet (2.99 MB, 4 pages)
Information Sheet (2.32 MB, 4 pages)
Information Sheet (2.23 MB, 6 pages)
Information Sheet (2.80 MB, 4 pages)
Information Sheet (3.21 MB, 4 pages)
Information Sheet (3.67 MB, 5 pages)
If you require low resolution copies to be emailed to you or hard copies to be posted of these information sheets, please contact Liam Gash, Communications Manager at TIA, telephone: 03 6226 6339, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The material in the information sheets was developed from outputs from the Climate Futures for Tasmania project. In particular, from the Impacts on Agriculture Technical Report (Holz et al 2010), available on the Department of Premier and Cabinet website.
A collaborative effort by Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) across two programs produced the information sheets. Here is more information about these two programs within TIA:
TIA – Future Farming Program
This program is designed to support the strongest positioning of our local, regional and global agricultural sectors within a constantly changing and highly variable global environment.
TIA will identify opportunities and support ways to benefit from them while working to offset negative impacts of climate change and variability, and other large-scale risks. TIA will facilitate the incremental and transformational processes that will be necessary to position Tasmania’s rural sector within a global, low-carbon-emitting economy. Many of these approaches will also be applicable at national and international level.
TIA will make a significant contribution towards addressing one of the world’s most pressing problems – the efficient production of food, fibre and other plant-based products in a resource-constrained and changing environment.
TIA will support the rapid adaptation that will be necessary for agriculture as changing climatic and geo-political developments necessitate more rapid and flexible responses. This will require the ongoing development of TIA’s trans-disciplinary approach that embraces the complexity in which agricultural enterprises operate.
For further information: www.tia.tas.edu.au/programs/future-farming
TIA – Agricultural Systems Program
TIA already works in partnership with research organisations, government and industry partners worldwide to develop methods and technologies that describe, measure, quantify and explain complex systems.
TIA uses the knowledge generated to enhance the economic, environmental and social sustainability of our production systems. In many cases, this knowledge generation will be aided by the development and availability of systems-analytical approaches such as simulation technologies and discussion or decision support tools.
TIA will continue to work with partner organisations to develop new and improve existing systems analytical tools. Through such systems analysis, TIA will ensure that the valuable ecosystem services that our natural and managed landscapes provide are enhanced, protected, and valued. This acknowledges that farmers need to be able to derive viable profits by managing natural resources responsibly.
For further information: www.tia.tas.edu.au/programs/agricultural-production-systems
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