The effects of climate change on the long-term viability of farm businesses across the state are a risk that must be managed.
Climate adaptation for agriculture centres on continuous improvement in the capacity of farmers to deal with a changing climate, and ensuring the necessary tools are available. Increasing the knowledge and understanding of climate change leads to more resilient farmers and their businesses. Increasing the resilience of the sector through better climate modelling and management tools is imperative for its long-term sustainability.
Risk management, in all its forms, is central to modern farming and business planning, and climate change must be considered a normal business risk that is incorporated into all decision making.