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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. 

What climate change will mean for food and farming

Researchers publish a comprehensive study of how global warming will affect the foods we eat everyday.

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.


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.

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.