Climate change

Farmers for Climate Action - Vic Launch (October 2017)

Monday 16 October, 1-3pm at Melbourne University RSVP:

 Join our expert panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities for primary production

Victoria Announces Climate Change Innovation Grant (September 2017)

$3.8 million in competitive grants funding for innovative climate change mitigation and adaptation projects across Victoria, with a focus on regional areas. Successful projects will receive $50,000-$300,000 in funding. 

Project Categories
Three broad project categories have been identified:

  • Explore: seed funding to help organisations with an innovative concept to develop products, deliver programs or projects that support mitigation and/or adaptation
  • Show: funding to pilot, trial or demonstrate innovative solutions to the social, economic and environmental impacts of climate change
  • Grow: funding to enable organisations and groups to innovative approaches to increase capacity to deal with the challenges of climate change

Climate Change Innovation Grant Factsheet

 Understanding and managing climate change

Some major climate related risks to cherry production are placed into context using available knowledge.

The risks are analysed using historic weather and climate information for 25 cherry producing locations in Australia.

How these risks may change if global temperature increased by up to 2°C, or if rainfall decreased by 10% are examined.

Management options that may reduce the impact of the risks are provided. This list is not exhaustive and other options may be available.

Cover - climate risk management for cherry production