Managing Climate Variability Climate Champion program
This page describes the completed MCV research project, the Climate Champion program. It ran from 2009 to June 2016.
- What was the Managing Climate Variability Climate Champion program?
- Who funded it?
- Who were the farmers who took part?
The Managing Climate Variability (MCV) Climate Champion program aimed to help farmers manage climate risk by:
- giving farmers the best climate tools, products, practices and seasonal outlooks, and an understanding of how they might use that in their farm business
- giving climate researchers a chance to interact with farmers and get feedback about what regions and industries need from research.
Australian farmers from around Australia, representing most major agricultural commodities, took part in the program.
They had opportunities to:
- talk with researchers about the tools and information they need to help them manage climate risk
- trial early research products and practices, and possibly influence the research
- influence how research findings are communicated to farmers
- help farmers in their region and industry learn how to deal with the variable and changing climate.
The program was a finalist in the Banksia Sustainability Awards for Leadership in Citizenship and Communities. It was also a runner-up for the 2011 Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge.
The program, through the Managing Climate Variability program, was also supported by our rural research and development partners:
- Grains Research & Development Corporation
- Meat & Livestock Australia
- Cotton Research and Development Corporation
- Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
- Sugar Research Australia
The farmers listed below were participants in the Managing Climate Variability Climate Champion program, which ran from 2010 to 2016.
Click on a farmer's name in the table below to read about how they are working with the climate.
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Print-ready documents you can download
A 48-page book from 2012 describing the Climate Champion program and profiling the participating farmers at the time is available for download.
Download Climate Champion book [PDF 5.3 MB]