Climate Services for Agriculture

The $10 million Climate Services for Agriculture program will help farm businesses plan for the impacts of future droughts on the Australian landscape.

A new digital platform

Farmers and the agricultural sector will be able to access trusted and relevant information through an interactive, digital platform tailored to their needs.

This new platform will:

  • help farmers access climate information tailored to the needs of their sector and region
  • provide regional-scale climate projections across Australia.

CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology will deliver the service. They will use their specialist expertise and multi-disciplinary capability to design the platform in collaboration with end users. This will ensure it is fit-for-purpose.

The first phase is expected to be operational by June 2021. User engagement in select pilot regions will roll out from early 2021.

The table below details the payment information for the Climate Services for Agriculture program, as required under the Future Drought Fund Act 2019.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

To develop an interactive digital platform bringing together a variety of climate information specifically for farmers and the agricultural sector, in conjunction with the Bureau of Meteorology.

Total amount payable Date of first payment Amount of first payment Total amount paid Total amount still to be paid
$6,128,028 2 February 2021 $612,802.80 $612,802.80 $5,515,225.20

Bureau of Meteorology

To develop an interactive digital platform bringing together a variety of climate information specifically for farmers and the agricultural sector, in conjunction with CSIRO.

Total amount payable Date of first payment Amount of first payment Total amount paid Total amount still to be paid
$3,871,673 2 February 2021 $387,167.40 $387,167.40 $3,484,505.60

Factsheet

Find out more about the program with the Future Drought Fund Climate Services for Agriculture Program factsheet.

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Climate Services for Agriculture factsheet PDF  2 1.1 MB
Climate Services for Agriculture factsheet DOCX  2 856 KB

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Last reviewed: 16 February 2021
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