How sustainable is your farm?
Sustainability credential frameworks often align with Sustainable Development Goals. Those relating to agricultural industries have seven key areas in common. We suggest you start by looking at how you are going in these seven areas:
The health and safety of those who work on your farm is very important.
- Think about the different hazards present.
- How risky are they?
- Is there anything you can do to reduce the risk, or manage the risks better?
For tips on:
Good water quality is essential. Does your farm comply with all the regulations on drainage, storage and recycling of water?
Have you thought about upgrading to modern sustainable energy sources? Are you using the most affordable, reliable and sustainable options available?
- Australian Government Energy Website has resources available to help you assess your energy expenses and identify potential savings.
Your evidence of best practice management. Do you keep accurate, organised records of all farm operations like:
Do you want consumers to know how high the standard of animal care and welfare is on your farm? Or have a specific industry framework you’d like to align with?
- Australian Dairy Sustainability Framework
- Australian Beef Sustainability Framework
- Australian Eggs – Sustainability Framework
- Australian Sheep Meat and Wool Industry (to be delivered Sept 2020)
For more general information:
Do you want to make sure your farm is climate resilient? Try adjusting your farming practices to suit changing conditions.
- To find information on climate change policies, mitigation and adaption strategies visit the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture.
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