Climate adaptation

Climate adaptation is a major challenge for agriculture. Future Farm Industries CRC is developing sustainable cropping and grazing systems that will be climate-change adapted and drought ready, providing sustainable and profitable choices for Australian farmers.

The Improved Perennial Grasses project builds upon work done by CRC Salinity and CSIRO to develop new cultivars of cocksfoot, tall fescue and phalaris. The new cultivars of these perennial grasses will be water efficient, hence able to tolerate lower rainfall and prolonged summer drought. They will complement lucerne in phase farming systems in relevant regions and will be more reliable in variable climates.

The Future Farm Industries CRC has a Climate Change Strategy that responds to the issues climate change presents to Australian agriculture.

Below is a link to a historical document relevant to Climate Adaptation.


Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) ceased trading on 30 June 2014.

This website contains information about the CRC’s research into perennial plant based farming systems.

This site will remain live until 30 June 2017 but is no longer being updated or reviewed.

Further information about CRC research projects can be obtained by following links from relevant project pages or by viewing the research transfer page.

The CRC was funded for seven years (2007-2014) under the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre program.