Welcome to PICCC

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Webinar: Dairy businesses for future climates project

Learn more about this study of how dairy farm systems might perform under projected climates and how they could adapt to 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: June edition

The latest edition of PICCC news, covering our research into horticulture adaptation and soil carbon, some new funding opportunities and a dairy futures webinar.

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New Zealand funding for livestock emissions research

Funding call for sustainable solutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock farming.


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

Methane abatement strategies

Fruit tree adaptation

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

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.