Welcome to PICCC

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How do we achieve a 'sustainably intensified' food production system?

Challenges facing the meat, dairy, horticulture and grains industries in the effort to 'sustainably intensify' by 2050.

AGFACE: Adapting dryland crop systems to future climates

Principal findings from the AGFACE program’s last six years of research.

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Research funds open for applications

Funding calls open for application with relevance to primary industries climate change related research.

PICCC newsletter: October edition

The latest edition of PICCC news, including the outcomes of the Think Tank, new funding calls and AGFACE research results.


The Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (PICCC) is a collaborative venture between the University of Melbourne and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries Victoria.

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

Methane abatement strategies

Enteric methane reduction

Feeding novel supplements to reduce emissions from beef, sheep and dairy systems.

Nitrous oxide vegetable site

Reducing nitrous oxide emissions

New research on using inhibitors to mitigate emissions from dairy, horticulture and crops.


Evaluating abatement strategies

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