A digital mapping tool to enable local governments and primary producers to make better decisions about the impacts of climate change has been released.

The Climate Smart Agricultural Development project has developed models for 17 agricultural commodities in the Goulburn Broken region under climate change scenarios. The tool was launched by State Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes.

The modelling tool, which has been integrated into project members’ GIS systems, allows partner councils to plan for agricultural development and support investment in infrastructure and agri-businesses. It will help growers to assess the land capability of their region, and the impact of climate change scenarios on those capabilities.

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