Farms are a living part of the carbon cycle – emitting greenhouse gasses, but also capturing and storing them in our landscape. With farms covering more than 50% of our continent, they’re a critical part of Australia’s response to climate change.
The good news is, Australian farmers are world leaders in carbon abatement and a key part of the climate solution.
Since 2005, Australian agriculture has reduced its direct emissions by 65%. We’ve done this by embracing new practices and technologies, such as rotational grazing, low-till cropping, and converting animal waste to renewable energy.
Despite our success, there is plenty more to do.
This is all part of the farm sector’s plan to be a global leader in low emissions agriculture.
The red meat and livestock industry has an aspiration to be carbon neutral by 2030. Other industries such as the pork industry, plan to reach this milestone as soon as 2025.
We know that growing the world’s best food and fibre is no longer enough. We have to grow sustainably.
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Australian Farms – Where REAL Climate Action Happens is part of a movement to better connect Australians with where their food and natural fibre come from.
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