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climate change adaptation

Catalogue: GRDC Media
Through the Australian Government's climate change initiative, Australia's Farming Future - Climate Change Research Program (CCRP), the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have commenced a demonstration program called the National Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative (NAMI)... GRDC is in partnership with Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), the Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), the Department of Primary Industries Victoria (DPI Vic) and the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) in the delivery of the initiative... GRDC Managing Director Peter Reading says the initiative will play an important role in equipping primary producers with tools to adapt and adjust to the impact of climate change and to manage their emissions...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
In one project partnered by BCG (formerly the Birchip Cropping Group), 10 farming systems groups across Victoria, NSW, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and Queensland are trialling practical measures aimed at minimising the impact of climate change on farm viability... The specific objectives of the NAMI initiative are to: directly involve farmers and advisers in designing on-ground demonstrations of locally relevant adaptations to climate change to maintain or improve farm viability; assist rapid dissemination of information about adapting to and mitigating climate change; assess the greenhouse gas emission implications of different farming practices; demonstrate practices that could reduce net greenhouse gas emissions from nitrous oxide and methane as well as increase soil carbon sequestration; and increase awareness and knowledge in the grains industry of the viability of greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and demonstrate how to put them into practice... GRDC managing director Peter Reading says the initiative will help equip primary producers with the tools to adapt and adjust to the impact of climate change and manage greenhouse gas emissions - two issues that have been identified as key 'drivers for change' in the industry to 2012 and beyond...
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