The Queensland Government has announced nine agricultural projects that will be supported through its Drought and Climate Adaptation Program (DCAP).
The projects, which will receive funding totalling 17.5 over five years, are:
The inside edge for graziers to master Queensland’s drought-prone climate
Delivering integrated production and economic knowledge and skills to improve drought management outcomes for grazing systems
Use of BoM multi-week and seasonal forecasts to facilitate improved management decisions in Queensland’s vegetable industry
Do we really know our baseline climate? Using paleoclimate data to plan and prepare for extreme events and floods in Queensland
Enabling drought resilience and adaptation: A program of social research and knowledge support
Producing enhanced crop insurance systems and associated financial decision support tools (Phase 2)
GrazingFutures: promoting a resilient grazing industry
Forewarned is forearmed: equipping farmers and agricultural value chains to proactively manage the impacts of extreme climate events.
Additional funding contributions will be made by project leaders, the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI), the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).