Welcome to PICCC

Jersey heifers
Dairy's changing future

The dairy industry is adaptive by nature, but farmers are likely to face a range of new challenges due to the ever-increasing impact of climate change.

Global warming to change how and where fruit grows

Some of Australia’s favourite fruits are under pressure from climate change, with growers set to face difficult choices in the years ahead.

PICCC newsletter: September edition

The latest edition of PICCC news, covering our research into dairy farms under future climates and carbon offset option for cows, as well as some new funding opportunities.


The Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (PICCC) is a collaborative venture between the University of Melbourne and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources Victoria (formerly DEPI).

PICCC combines the resources and activities of its partners to lead research, development and education related to climate change and the primary industries. Read more.

Featured research

Apple tree. Source: Agriculture Victoria

Fruit tree adaptation

Increasing the Australian fruit tree industry's preparedness for climate change.

Angus heifers. Source: Agriculture Victoria

Offset options for cattle

Strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of dairy and beef products.


Evaluating abatement strategies

Assessing emissions abatement and carbon sequestration strategies for the dairy, sheep and beef industries.