06 Jan 2017

Working with service providers to improve climate and emissions services to farm businesses

Carl Larsen and Anne-Maree Boland

Working with service providers is important in assisting farmers’ to respond to climate change to ensure more productive, competitive and sustainable farm businesses in the long-term (Stokes and Howden, 2010).The Victorian Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Climate Extension Team was funded under the Victorian Government’s Future Farming Strategy to deliver a practice change and engagement project that offered pragmatic support to guide, engage and improve the skills of rural stakeholders and organisations to plan and prepare for climate change.This project operated between 2008 and 2012.

The objective of this research was to assess to what extent had DPI’s work with service providers contributed to improved services to farm businesses concerning climate change and emissions.

Read the paper here, which was presented at the Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries Conference, Melbourne (2012).