Through innovation and practice change, Australian farmers are part of the climate solution. 

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.

Farmers are investing heavily in new technologies, like animal feed additives, that will reduce our emissions even further.

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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Meet the farmers who are leading Australia’s progress towards a low emissions future.

Dan Fox

Grain Grower, Marrar NSW

Tess Butler

Dairy Farmer, Jindivick VIC

Stuart Austin

Cattle Producer, Ebor NSW

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