Adaptation involves adjustment to cope with and take advantage of the effects of changes in climate.
Serious and focused research is needed to enhance the capacity of agricultural, freshwater aquaculture and forestry businesses, associated industries and organisations, rural communities and governments to make sound decisions about adaptation responses in the sector.
The Primary Industries Adaptation Research Network (PIARN) of NCCARF has been established to provide a gateway to climate change adaptation research in primary industries. Its aim is to improve the coordination, salience, development and accessibility of climate change adaptation research in the sector.
People are often confused about how PIARN differs from CCRSPI - the Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries. Although there is some overlap between CCRSPI and PIARN, there are some important key differences:
- CCRSPI is a collaborative partnership of government and industry groups, while PIARN's members are primarily researchers
- CCRSPI is focused on investment in research, while PIARN is concerned with sharing knowledge and learning from each other
If you would like to join other researchers in sharing information and building collective knowledge on climate change adaptation in the primary industries, consider joining the PIARN network...