Researchers investigate the impacts of climate change on farmer work practices
Sep 09, 2015
Master’s student, Emma Kassulke along with Honours student, Jacob Price at James Cook University are looking for landholders that would be willing to donate 15 minutes of their time to provide their perspectives towards climate change in Australia.
As a farmers’ day to day work life is influenced by weather and climate, they’re interested in what farmers think about climate change and how climate change may impact on work practices.
“It is essential that research is undertaken to record farmers’ perspectives on the challenges of climate,” said Jacob.
“We are looking for those who have direct input into farm practice or business decisions. For example, this may be appropriate for those in ownership or management positions but can include other positions if you have input into these farm decisions. We are also using the broad term of "farmer" or "farming" to include graziers, dairy operators, other livestock producers, horticulturalists and growers,” he added.
Research will help form an evidence base to inform industry and government in the development of support services, programs and policies around managing the current and future challenges of climate and climate change.
For landholders willing to be involved in the study, you will be invited to complete a questionnaire on your attitudes towards climate change including some basic demographic information about yourself (e.g. age, gender, type of farm) and your farming practices. The information collected in this study is not personally identifiable and your responses are anonymous.
For more information, or to start the survey, please click here.