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AG Climate risk 03 bookcover

Managing climate risk on your farm AgGuide

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In this book we distil the vast array of information about weather and climate into some key principles.  We will explain daily and seasonal weather events; discuss the drivers of weather and climate; review the longer term complex scientific models that measure and monitor our variable climate and describe how to manage the risks that weather and climate present to your business.


  • The creation of weather
  • What we see - weather events and local effects
  • Measuring and forecasting weather
  • What drives the weather and climate
  • The difference between climate and weather
  • Climate variability and climate change
  • Managing risk
  • Putting risk into context
  • Identifying and addressing risks from weather
  • Analyse the risk and determine priorities
  • Managing risks into the future - mitigation and adaptation
  • Turning principles into practice
  • Doing your bit: How to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from your farm

Author: Michael Ison and David Brouwer

ISBN:  9781742569895 | 90 pages | A4

Catalogue number:  B965

Publisher:  NSW Department of Primary Industries | 2017