Natural capital risk and climate change

Objectives

  • 90% of relevant financial institutions, multinational food and drink corporations, and milk processors use/accept industry sustainability assessment tools/guidelines (ongoing).
  • Climate risk considerations incorporated into relevant FPI RD&E initiatives by 2018.
  • RDPs facilitate delivery partnerships to deliver Land, Water and Carbon on farm change programs.

3 year plan focus

  • Improved seasonal forecasting
  • Maintaining and developing industry relevant Sustainability Framework monitoring and reporting tools
  • Monitoring and addressing international dairy sustainability reporting trends/requirements.
  • Technologies to reduce enteric methane
  • Identification of strategies to mitigate heat stress, information tools and resources to manage heat stress including Cool Cows.
  • Climate resilient strategies to maintain pasture production and address the growing summer feed gap.
  • Building the capacity of RDPs to address regional Land, Water and Carbon issues.
  • Assessment of emerging sensor technologies and associated data management systems to assist efficiency of resource use.