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Nexus project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate


Cullen, B and Mayberry, D and Harrison, MT and Cobon, D, Nexus project: exploring profitable, sustainable livestock businesses in an increasingly variable climate, Livestock Productivity Partnership, Sydney, Australia, 30-31 May 2022 (2022) [Government or Industry Research]

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The Nexus project is exploring the opportunities and costs of adaptation, greenhouse gas mitigation and carbon sequestration in livestock business in an increasingly variable climate. The project has established seven case study farms in eastern Australia (from Tasmania to north Queensland). The project is modelling the impacts of the future climates in 2030 and 2050 time frames, and also the benefits of adaptation. The over-arching purpose of the project is to identify priority areas for further research and development investment to address the challenges of climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The project commenced in early/mid 2020 and will conclude in mid-2023. This report details initial approaches and findings from consultation with producer reference groups on options for adaptation and mitigation in their regions.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:greenhouse gas emissions, livestock, climate change, cattle, beef, dairy, America, Australia, trees, pastures, social licence, environmental stewardship, soil carbon, adaptation, extreme weather events, drought, flood, heatwaves, net-zero emissions
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, land and farm management
Research Field:Agricultural production systems simulation
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Mitigation of climate change
Objective Field:Management of greenhouse gas emissions from animal production
UTAS Author:Harrison, MT (Associate Professor Matthew Harrison)
ID Code:150119
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2022-05-25
Last Modified:2022-07-04

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