Isn’t it hypocritical for farmers to campaign for climate change action given that agriculture is one of the biggest sources of emissions?
On average, a single Australian farmer produces enough food each year to feed 600 people. We can’t live without farming – and that’s why farmers are constantly working to find new ways to make the industry more efficient and sustainable instead. Like: producing renewable energy and creating sustainable farming systems that increase carbon storage in vegetation and soils.
Agriculture is leading the way on emissions reductions; including working towards a carbon neutral red meat sector by 2030. It’s time for the energy sector, and the Government to step up.
Some of the great work already underway includes: