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Claire

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Renewable energy

Resources: Energy Smart Farming Community of Practice. Got a question - ask the experts here. Energy Efficiency Council and National Farmers Federation, Navigating a dynamic energy landscape: A briefing for farms NSW Farmers, Renewable Energy Landholder Guide Clean Energy Council,…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Understanding climate

Farming has always been a risky business and Australian farmers are pretty good at managing risk in an already difficult climate. But climate change is a whole new ball game, where the past is no longer a good guide to…
Claire
December 9, 2021
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Whole farm planning

There are a raft of whole-of-farm risk management strategies farmers can consider when attempting to manage variability within and between seasons, as well as long-term climate change. These include: Conducting an honest, forensic analysis of the business—noting your strengths, vulnerabilities,…
Claire
December 14, 2021
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Carbon storage

Maintenance of soil organic matter is fundamental to sustainable agriculture. Soils teem with life and we are only just beginning to understand how to work with soil ecology. In a changing, potentially more hostile climate, a good understanding of the…
Claire
December 14, 2021
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Mitigation

Australian farmers can play an important role in mitigating climate change - and the good news is that actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions usually also have productivity benefits on-farm. Planting trees helps increase carbon storage while also providing shelter…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Water management

Australia’s climate is getting drier as well as hotter. General strategies to adapt to more expensive, less reliable water include: Reducing evaporation loss and run-off Using suspended and floating covers and mono-layer films on the water surface of dams, windbreaks,…
Claire
December 15, 2021
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Climate risk beyond the farm gate

It’s worth bearing in mind how others—policymakers, communities, markets, suppliers, insurers, and investors— respond to a changing climate and the shift to a clean economy. Some of the resources we’ve found useful include: Media interview and presentation from Tim Reeves,…
Claire
December 15, 2021