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PICCC newsletter: August edition

The latest edition of PICCC news, covering the recent visit by Al Gore, the Melbourne Statement on Susintable Intensification, project updates, publications and more. 

Extension training
Extension officers gather for final carbon farming training

Communicating the latest in agriculture and climate change research, policy and knowledge transfer practice.

Graduate class
Training in climate change and agriculture gets underway

A new cohort of students begin the 12-month program to improve delivery of climate knowledge to farmers.

Academic honour for PICCC researcher

Horticultural scientist acknowledged for contribution to fruit and viticulture research.


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

Fruit tree adaptation

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

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.