Climate, land & water

Western Australia’s agriculture sector needs access to productive soil and water resources for growth and profit. However, the sector must compete with increasing resource demands from all sectors of the community, and the pressures of a changing climate. The Agriculture and Food division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development supports agriculture by providing long-term management solutions, practical risk management strategies and tools to maintain and improve resource conditions, to meet the needs of industry and stakeholders. Agriculture and Food is also pioneering soil and water investigation of the state’s undeveloped areas to establish new irrigated agricultural industries.

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  • To support applications for the Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program, a variety of resources are available. 

  • The full biomass mapping data is available in more detail on the Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Interface (AREMI) – see the links below the dashboard. The AREMI map also allows you to overlay

  • The Season 2022 webpage contains seasonally relevant information and management options in the agricultural areas of Western Australia.

  • Anyone wanting to undertake a carbon farming project to sell carbon offsets has to use an approved methodology to account for the carbon sequestered.

  • Across Australia, $100 million will be invested annually in projects to strengthen drought resilience. These projects will:

  • This page has a series of maps that looks at future climate projections of the South West Land Division using data from Climate Services for Agriculture website.

  • As part of the collaboration between CBH Group, Wide Open Agriculture and DPIRD, a workshop was held to unpick GHG emissions calculators for the net zero/nature positive transition in the Western A

  • The Southern Rangelands Revitalisation project is a State Government investment that will support pastoralists investigate and design long-term solutions for on-station improvements in rangeland co

  • The Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (known as DRFAWA) commenced as of 1 November 2018 and provide a range of measures designed to help those within disaster affected communities. 

  • Permanent raised beds are a practical and economic means of managing some waterlogged sites in wetter areas of the Western Australian grainbelt.

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