In March 2010 a team of climate scientists and agricultural experts evaluated our investment strategy. Download the 8-page summary of the evaluation [PDF 53 kb].
As a result of this evaluation, our strategy for 2010–2013 is to invest in the following 4 areas:
1. Climate forecasting research
We are allocating up to 50% of our budget to climate science projects aimed at improving the skill of forecasts, from multi-week to seasonal.
2. Climate forecasting development and services
We continue to invest at least 15%, and up to 25%, of our budget to translating climate forecasting research outputs into climate forecasting products for Australian agriculture. Most of this investment will be in partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology to continuously improve Water and the Land.
3. Climate risk management for agriculture
We are allocating about 10% of our budget to decision-support applications.
4. Climate knowledge, adoption and communication
We are allocating up to 15% of our budget to knowledge and communication. Most of this investment will be on fostering increased adoption of climate-risk management on farm through, for example, the Climate Champion program and Climate Kelpie.
Projects being contracted or scoped
Last updated: Monday, October 22, 2012