The Changing Climate: Impacts and Adaptations Options for South Australian Primary Producers
Elliot Dwyer, Elizabeth Gunner & Karen Shepherd
Primary Industries and Resources SA, Government of South Australia
Already the driest State, on the driest continent on Earth, climate change presents South Australia with a particularly challenging future, particularly for agriculture.
This booklet attempts to:Present the probable impacts of climate change on South Australia's main farming sectors.Identify adaptation options, using mainstream information sources such as the CSIRO and the government's Department of Climate Change. Canvass opportunities that may arise from the impacts of climate change on South Australian agriculture. Because the science is evolving, this information is speculative. Outline steps that can be taken at an industry and on-farm level to minimise the effects of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
This booklet focuses on three sectors: broadacre cropping, livestock and horticulture including viticulture.
To read the report visit the Adapting to Climate Change website - report is listed under 'Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture'.