Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL), today released a series of discussion papers on measuring the carbon footprint of the Australian vegetable industry.
The vegetable industry carbon foot printing discussion papers were funded
by HAL through the growers vegetable levy with matching funding from the Australian Government.
The papers provide very useful information and an estimation of the carbon foot print of the Australian vegetable industry.
- Agriculture contributes 16 per cent of all Australian emissions
- Horticulture is estimated to contribute 1 per cent of Australian
Follow these links to download the discussion papers :
Paper 1: What is a carbon footprint
Paper 2: Emissions trading, reduction and marketing
Paper 3: Available carbon footprinting tools
Paper 4: Estimate of the Carbon Footprint
Paper 5: Who will use the vegetable carbon tool?
Paper 6: Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions
VG 05051 A Scoping Study into Climate Change and Climate Variability
Deuter, P. QDPI (2006)- extract
- The impact of climate change on horticulture may be significant.
- Successfully adapting to increasing temperatures and changing rainfall patterns will require both pre-emptive and reactive adaptation strategies / options.
- Climate changes will call for a very high standard of crop management.
Source: Horticulture Australia – Wednesday, 19 Nov 08