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WA’s first Climate SmartAgriculture Fellowship

Climate change? Carbon farming? Emissions? IPCC? Ever wondered how to make sense of how it all relates to your clients, or your farm business?

Farmers for Climate Action and AgZero2030 are partnering to deliver WA’s first Climate Smart Agriculture Fellowship. The Fellowship will support 20-30 WA farmers in exploring climate, carbon, energy and sustainability covering global scale challenges and opportunities through to locally specific adaptation and mitigation.

Expressions of Interest are now open; and with places strictly limited – register today to ensure you don’t miss out. EOI’s will close on 26th April.

The program is tailor made for Western Australia and will cover:

  • Carbon farming opportunities and challenges
  • WA’s pathway towards carbon neutrality in the face of a changing climate
  • Climate science 101: what’s REALLY going on?
  • Adaptation opportunities: transformation in wheatbelt systems & watersmart farming
  • Sustainable agricutlure and the security of our food supply chains
  • The future of farming: a look at agtech and adaptation
  • Agribusiness risks & opportunities: finance and insurance
  • Diversifying farm revenue streams with renewable energy
  • The future of fertiliser: climate solutions in farm supply chains
  • Climate conversations: framing & leadership

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Register your interest here. 

Who is this program for?

The WA Climate Smart Agriculture Fellowship is tailor-made for the WA agricultural community: farmers, pastoralists, industry professionals, researchers and students.

The program delivery

For six weeks (from Wednesday 11th May – Wednesday 14th June) you will gather online* from 9am – 1pm (WA time) to hear directly from some of Australia’s leading climate change and agriculture experts. You can join from the tractor cab, the sheep yards or in the office with a cuppa. You’ll hear from farmers, researchers and other experts – network with other farmers from across WA, and explore the opportunities for your farm, region and community.

*They are exploring the opportunity for a face to face gathering (COVID permitting) to be held in Perth on the 21st / 22nd June and will confirm this closer to the time. Travel and accommodation for the face to face component will be heavily subsidised.

Program costs 

Participation in the program is free for farmers and those involved in agriculture. However, places are strictly limited, so register your interest today. 

Speakers

Fellows will engage directly with renowned experts, including joint Noble Prize winner Professor Mark Howden, WA’s own Professor Ross Kingwell, DPIRD’s Mandy Curnow, RegenWA (Perth NRM), ABARES Neal Hughes, the Insurance Council of Australia and many more. A full program of speakers will be released shortly, so stay tuned!

Want to know more? Complete an Expression of Interest or email info@farmersforclimateaction.org.au.