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Communities in Transition 

for Queensland Communities

Nuts - CSIRO - Science Image - 3137 |

ICattle Mustering  - CSIRO - Science Image 11010 |

ndigenous Artist - Feral Arts |  Peachcester – Old Cattle Dip - Quest Media

Climate adaption - Agriculture

3.1 Adaptation in the agriculture and forestry sectorsGarnaut Climate Change Review   - Submission prepared by Peter R. Grace,  Professor of Global Change & Director of the Institute for Sustainable Resources Queensland University of Technology 

In November 2010, Ross Garnaut was commissioned by the Australian Government to provide an independent update to his 2008 Climate Change Review. The update 2011 released a series of papers in February and March 2011 addressing developments across a range of areas including climate change science and impacts, international mitigation progress, carbon pricing, land,innovation, and the electricity sector.

Appetite for change - Global warming impacts on food and farming regions, 2015, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute

The first section by Professor David Karoly, outlines the impact that global warming is having on the following regions: •Dry interior • Mediterranean • Temperate sub-humid and sub-tropical sub-humid •Sub-tropical moist and tropical warm-season moist • Tropical warm-season wet and tropical wet • Cold wet and temperate cool-season wet.

The section section looks at the impacts of global warming on a list of 55 household food items. This comprehensive list has been compiled for the first time and covers everything from wheat, seafood and dairy products to poultry, meat, grains, and fruit and vegetables.

Resilience in the Australian food supply chain, 2011, Commonwealth of Australia

Report addressed improving the resilience of the supply chain. These included: disasters, the vital role played by communications networks; the risks associated with concurrent disaster events; and the need for greater understanding, especially among younger and/or socially vulnerable consumers, of alternative food sources and cooking methods.

Case studies

Costs and Benefits of Diversification Whole Farm Case Studies, 2002, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Sets out a series of 10 whole farm case studies from across Australia, examining the costs and benefits of diversification and documents the personal experiences of each farming family, and the lessons they have learnt through diversifying their farm business. These include:

  • Alcheringa Marron and Damaras Three Springs, WA  -

Aquaculture and damaras (species of sheep adapted to extreme climates and harsh environments) stud 

Diversification critical in dry zone, 2018, Farmonline

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