Agriculture, forestry and water rights are on the agenda as farmers prepare to fight for their future after the global economic downturn.
The United States and Australia are among countries set to ratify a landmark agreement that sets out how countries should deal with climate change.
The US-led international agreement aims to make farming more efficient and environmentally sustainable by increasing agricultural production, helping to mitigate climate change, and ensuring that the world’s food supply is secure.
The pact will make Australia the first country to join other countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities.
Under the agreement, which will take effect on July 1, the country’s farmers will have the right to seek compensation for damages caused by climate change if they are adversely affected by the impacts.
The agreement is a major breakthrough for farmers, who are already facing significant financial and environmental impacts.
In the US, the number of farmers affected by climate changes has increased by more than 80 per cent over the past decade, and the proportion of farm closures has increased to over a quarter.
The deal will allow farmers to claim compensation for losses caused by weather, water and soil conditions, and for damage caused by pests, soil erosion, and crop pests.
The Australian Government will also be able to take more proactive steps to protect the environment and farmers’ property rights.
Under a new law, farmers will also have the ability to appeal decisions that are made by governments or other institutions in relation to their farm or agricultural activities, including for actions that are inconsistent with the Australian Government’s agricultural policy objectives.
In addition, farmers and farmers associations will be able apply to have certain provisions of the Australian Climate Change Policy Amendment Act passed.
The amendments will help farmers and agricultural organisations address climate change in a cost-effective way.
The amendments are the first major step towards establishing an agreement to protect agricultural practices.
The Agri-Food Industry Australia has already secured more than $6.4 billion in financial support from the US Department of Agriculture and US Department, Agriculture, for its efforts to help farmers transition to more sustainable agricultural practices and to promote greater collaboration between farmers and other stakeholders.
The US Agriculture Department will also receive up to $1.1 billion over the next four years to support its efforts.US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has also committed to increasing collaboration between the United States Department of State and the Department of the Interior to help address climate and other impacts.