The joint Rural Development Corporation Partnership, the Managing Climate Variability Program has entered into agreement and Phase 5. It is advertising for a National Coordinator for the program. The position description is attached. If you know of anyone who may be interested in applying then…

Australia’s climate drivers explained through creative sheepdog animation videos Meet Ridgy, Enso, Indy and Sam – the four new national climatedogs  that explain the latest science behind the key climate drivers bringing wetter and drier years to Australia’s farms. And while they may look cute,…

CLIMAG Edition 27 is now available. CLIMAG is our free newsletter, published once a year. It keeps you up to date with our research, and how our research findings are being applied in agriculture and natural resource management. CLIMAG 27 stories [PDF 2MB]: Australia’s seasonal…

Current investment in the Managing Climate Variability program (MCV) is entering its final year of funding. Independent evaluators updated a 2013 economic evaluation of the impacts of the MCV program, doing a benefit–cost analysis for years ending 30 June 2009 to 2016. Compared to previous…

CliMag edition 26 is now available – our free newsletter, published once a year, keeps you up-to-date with our research, and how our research findings are being applied in agriculture and natural resource management.

$1.8 million funding has been announced for a farmer-focused seasonal forecasting project, reaffirming climate as one of the most important drivers of agricultural production in Australia. In early May, the Australian Government confirmed support of the three-year project, which brings together MCV partners and others, lead by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).

Farmers in the Top End can now find out whether the first rainfalls of the wet season are likely to arrive earlier than usual, with the introduction of the Bureau of Meteorology’s new northern rainfall onset outlook. The new service is the result of research that began in 2010, co-funded by Managing Climate Variability rural research partners and the Bureau.