Australian cuts to climate change research may hit drive into Asia – Reuters

Roads and a small dam can be seen next to dried-up lakes located in outback Australia

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Funding and job cuts at Australia’s climate change research body could undermine the country’s goal of dominating the Asian premium food market by placing farmers at a disadvantage to U.S. and European competitors.

Australia’s extreme weather means farmers rely heavily on climate change forecasts from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to mitigate the impact of bushfires, cyclones and droughts.

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