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The future of farming in the era of climate change

Seemingly relentless climate-related headlines paint a picture of an agricultural industry under siege.

 

It has sparked concern among people like Nigel Gibson, who like many others have increasingly taken steps in their own suburban lives to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

But recent weather events have left Mr Gibson wondering if enough was being done for agricultural communities on a broader scale.

"Will farmers need to move or can they transition to other opportunities?" he asked ABC Central West NSW's Curious project.

"I feel this is something no-one is talking about."

It is true traditional agriculture is being increasingly tested, and until recently conversations around it evolving were largely taboo.

According to many on the ground, rural and regional Australia are now at a critical point in turning conversations into action.

But this is something farmers, by their adaptive nature, are well placed to do.

 

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ABC Central West  (2 March 2019)