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Climate change adaptation for livestock production in southern Australia: transdisciplinary approaches for integrated solutions
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-24, 12:09 authored by Cullen, BR, Ayre, M, Reichelt, N, Nettle, RA, Hayman, G, Armstrong, DP, Beilin, R, Matthew HarrisonMatthew Harrison
- Climate change will affect the seasonal production and quality of pastures for livestock feed, and adaptation to these changes is required. Systems adaptation in pasture-based livestock production will require changes to production systems and new skills in the industry workforce.
- We argue that transdisciplinary research approaches are needed to address the adaptation challenge, where farmer knowledge is combined with farm systems and economic analysis to assess the impacts of a changing climate and potential benefits of alternative production systems, and social research is required to identify and address the non-technical drivers of change.
- Research is required to integrate knowledge from different disciplines with expert farmer, advisor and industry professional knowledge, and a case study of adaptation research in the Australian dairy industry is used to highlight the transdisciplinary approach.
Meat and Livestock Australia
University of Tasmania
Publication titleAnimal Frontiers
Department/SchoolTasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)
PublisherOxford Univ Press
Place of publicationUnited States
Rights statement© Cullen, Ayre, Reichelt, Nettle, Hayman, Armstrong, Beilin, Harrison. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/