In October 2018, the Goulburn Murray Climate Alliance partnered with a number of agricultural organisations to deliver this conference to over 200 participants. Some 40 per cent of ticket-holders attended from north-east Victoria, and others travelled from nearly every state and territory across the nation, including WA, QLD, SA, NSW, ACT and Tasmania.
Agriculture is a significant contributor to the national economy, grossing some $12 billion annually in Victoria alone, with tens of thousands of jobs and farm incomes at risk from changes to our climate. Managing climate risk is now core business. With the future of farming, good food, tens of thousands of livelihoods, and whole communities at stake, the Conference was booked out by participants keen for new knowledge and a deeper understanding of their issues on the land.
The conference explored practical approaches to the impacts and opportunities in a changing climate, and themes include:
The Goulburn Murray Climate Alliance partnered with Farmers for Climate Action, North East Catchment Management Authority, Indigo Shire Council, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Hume), along with numerous Landcare Networks represented by the Gecko Clan.
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