Progress in understanding challenges and opportunities for agriculture under climate change
Future climate is likely to have a major impact on the primary sector, and has the potential to
drive major shifts in land use as previously suitable climatic conditions change. A team funded
by the Deep South and Our Land & Water National Science Challenges is researching the
potential impacts on the primary sector. Impacts can be due to chronic effects (long-term
changes in climate conditions) or acute effects (extreme events).