Common Threats to Agriculture

There are a number of common threats faced by farmers throughout the South West of Australia:

  • Degraded landscapes
  • Population growth
  • Declining water supplies
  • Land use change in peri-urban areas
  • Biosecurity
  • Climate change
  • Capacity to adopt new practices
  • Knowledge and intergenerational change
  • Limited consumer awareness

“There is widespread recognition that our changing climate will have profound impact on agriculture, and hence current systems of food production, distribution and consumption” (Burton et al, 2013)