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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  • 13 September 2017

    The Agriculture and Food Division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) provides this agri-climate profile of historical and projected climate information to supp

  • 13 September 2017

    The Agriculture and Food Division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development provides this agri-climate profile of historical and projected climate information to support farm

  • 13 September 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) provides this agri-climate profile of historical and projected climate information to support farm business managers in their respo

  • 8 September 2017

    The Drought Concessional Loans Scheme (DCLS) application period ended 30 June 2017.

  • 12 September 2017

    The Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) supports the growth of the state's agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.   Funded by the state governmen

  • 12 September 2017

    Climate change will affect livestock production in the agricultural areas of Western Australia in different ways, with some regions and enterprises benefiting and some not.

  • 15 September 2017

    This is the preliminary assessment of hydraulic properties and yield of the palaeochannel aquifer and permeability in the northern area of the proposed Weaber Plain development where the aquifer wa

  • 24 August 2017

    The potential yield tool uses seasonal rainfall and decile finishes, calculated from historical data, to calculate the maximum wheat yield possible in the absence of any other constraints.

  • 19 July 2017

    Climate change will affect each pastoral region in different ways.

  • 11 August 2017

    Climate change will affect soil and water resources directly and indirectly, and the impacts will be determined by the three primary drivers: local climate, land characteristics and land management

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