The effects of drought and climate variability on Australian farms
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
released 18 December 2019
The current drought across much of eastern Australia has demonstrated the dramatic effects that climate variability can have on farm businesses and households. The drought has also renewed longstanding discussions around the emerging effects of climate change on agriculture, and how governments can best help manage climate risk. This article provides some insight into these issues by examining the effects of recent climate variability on Australian farms.