The Drought and Climate Adaptation Program is helping the cropping industry across Queensland through research, development and extension activities.
Cyclone risk cover – closer than you think
Improved crop insurance options for climate risk management
Helping farmers and agribusiness with a new and improved way forward
Crop insurance project information
Forewarned is Forearmed experimental forecasts and their use in managing a weed eradication biosecurity program Tom Bowditch used experimental forecasts from Forewarned is Forearmed to help manage a Red Witchweed biosecurity response. Read more (PDF)
Insurance: Yalbaroo sugarcane farm A major risk for farm businesses in this region are cyclones. ‘Cat-in-a-box’ insurance could be a solution. Read more (PDF)
Insurance: Hampden sugarcane farm Cyclones and intense rainfall is a major risk for this farm so a ‘cat-in-a-box’ cover plus additional rainfall trigger was developed. Read more (PDF)
Insurance: Marian sugarcane farm Three insurance options were developed for this farm that is at risk of cyclones and flooding. Read more (PDF)
Forewarned is forearmed: Equipping farmers and agricultural value chains to proactively manage the impacts of extreme climate events
Customised forecasts of extreme rainfall and temperature events will help grazing and sugar producers to make more informed short and medium-term management decisions to improve farm profitability.
Researching and developing innovative and affordable insurance products tailored to Queensland's cropping and horticulture industries.