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

posted on 2023-05-28, 05:16 authored by Cullen, B, Mayberry, D, Matthew HarrisonMatthew Harrison, Cobon, D

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.


Meat and Livestock Australia

University of Tasmania


Commissioning body

Livestock Productivity Partnership


30-31 May 2022


Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)


Livestock Productivity Partnership

Place of publication

Sydney, Australia

Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem); Social impacts of climate change and variability; Management of greenhouse gas emissions from animal production