The survey is conducted as the Federal Government initiates consultation on its net zero agriculture sector plan, with results to be presented to the Federal Agriculture Minister.
FCA CEO Natalie Collard welcomed the government’s efforts towards a low-emissions future and urged farmers to consult for their own future.
“It’s crucial farmers’ voices are the central plank of the plan and we know this is one of the busiest times of years for farmers, so we’ve created a 10 minutes survey to make it easier for farmers to have their voices heard,” Collard said.
She emphasised the importance that Australian farmers navigate their own path towards reducing emissions, with the Federal Government and Australians encouraged to be aware of opportunities and challenges.
“Farmers have led the way in reducing carbon pollution through things such as selective breeding for cattle which produce less methane and have shown keen interest in farming carbon and biodiversity through tree plantings. Australian agriculture is light years ahead of high-polluting fossil fuel companies,” she stated.
The survey allows farmers to voice their opinions on the roadmap to net zero and have their ideas directly addressed to the Agriculture Minister.
“We urge all farmers who wish the Federal Government to hear their voice on the Net Zero Plan for Agriculture and Land to have their say,” Collard added.
The Farmers for Climate Action Net Zero Plan for Agriculture and Land Survey results will be publicly available and delivered to the Federal Agriculture Minister.