Climate Change - Agriculture

MDF Carbon Emissions Reduction Plan-Dairy

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MDF reduction plan

In May 2009 the Macalister Demonstration Farm (MDF) made a successful application to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry under the Farm Ready Program for a project known as the ‘Carbon Ready Dairy Demonstration’ to identify the source and size of carbon emissions generated by normal operations and then to use this information to develop a Carbon Emissions Reduction Plan. The Plan includes strategies to minimise and offset carbon emissions as well as an analysis of the financial impact of the plan on the farm business. A key to the project is to gather and interpret information in a practical way so that farmers can then make informed decisions about their investment in carbon emissions reduction or offset.

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