Project Leader: David Cobon
Research Team: Dr Chelsea Jarvis | Dr Christa Pudmenzky | Mrs Laura Guillory | Dr Thong Huy Nguyen
Forewarned is forearmed: Equipping farmers and agricultural value chains to proactively manage the impacts of extreme climate events.
Australian farmers operate in one of the most variable climates in the world, with extreme events and climate variability the largest drivers of fluctuations in annual agricultural income and production.
The aim of the Forewarned is Forearmed project is to deliver direct value to the northern red meat and sugar industries through improving the seasonal forecast of extreme climate events (such as extreme high or low rainfall, heat, cold and frost) providing farmers with forecasts of these events beyond the typical seven days, into weeks and seasons ahead. This knowledge will equip farmers with the information and tools to be forewarned and change their management practices so they are proactively prepared. The project outputs will decrease the impacts of extreme climate events on farm and industry profit.