Australian rural producers face the greatest climate challenges in the world, with Queensland already experiencing some of the highest levels of rainfall variability worldwide.
This climate variability is increasing and in turn, making it harder for farmers and communities to manage and survive these climate patterns.
Droughts have devastating effects worldwide, not only on farmers but also on communities.
That is why USQ has partnered with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI), to form the Queensland Drought Mitigation Centre (QDMC).
Droughts will keep coming – that is the nature of the land we live in.