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Interested in learning about climate change adaption? The Climate Change Café series is a great place to start. Hosted by the Agricultural Climate Change Project (ACCP), the café-style events merge good food with relaxed climate change conversation. Past events have addressed subjects such as animal breeding, farm health, pasture species for climate resilience and risk management. The next two Climate Change Cafés offer similarly diverse topics and lively debate.
The first event will be held at the Korumburra railway station on Wednesday 26 August with catering by a popular local Café. The event will include dinner with industry experts speaking about ‘how to develop agricultural resilience whilst maintaining personal equilibrium’. The second event will be held at beautiful surrounds of the Old Dalyston Deli on Monday 14 September and will include a buffet roast meal with expert guests. Both events cost $30 per person and commence at 6:30pm.
The Agricultural Climate Change Project is a State Government funded project that aims to assist the agricultural industry prepare for climate change. “When we talk about adaptation, the thing that is adapting is of course the farmer” said Jill Vella, Agricultural Climate Change Project officer. “Farming systems may change, cow breeding may introduce new traits, calving may be in a different month and the variety of pumpkin may be a different cultivar – but driving the decision making is the farmer. It is important to provide the tools to administer this change.”
The climate change café offers farmers the chance to chat about the challenges of a changing climate. By networking with other food producers and risk management experts, ideas can be developed, mentors can be identified and people can learn from one another. Climate change is a risk to our farm businesses, but working together will help us adapt.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. PURCHACE YOUR TICKET BY PHONING 5662 9200 For credit card payment over the phone. You can pay at South Gippsland Shire Offices reception with cash or card as well.