Case study: Improving climate adaptation in the agriculture sector

Land and agriculture Darling Downs South West South East Queensland (West) South East Queensland (South) South East Queensland (North) Fraser Coast and Gympie Bundaberg–Burnett Central Queensland Mackay Isaac Whitsundays North Queensland North West Queensland Far North Queensland

The Queensland Government continues to work with industry groups to take climate action.

To help farmers and the agriculture industry adapt to climate change in their sector, the Agriculture Sector Adaptation Plan was developed in partnership with the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF), AgForce, and Growcom.

A related project has been funded by the Queensland Government* to help those in the agricultural sector to:

  • be aware of climate risks and opportunities
  • improve Best Management Practices (BMPs) to incorporate climate risk and improve management and outcomes (particularly in regard to finance and insurance priorities).

The project recommended specific actions to:

  • improve BMPs content and uptake
  • progress risk-reward understanding in the sector, and
  • position the sector for greater financial benefit (should tailored climate-risk insurance or banking products emerge over time).

Project partners included the University of Southern Queensland, Suncorp, Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA), WFI, and Willis Towers Watson.

More information can be found at the QFF website.

*Funding was provided under the Sector Adaptation Plan Plus program