Carbon Footprint for the Vegetable Industry

Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL), have released a series of discussion papers on the carbon footprint of the Australian vegetable industry.

The discussion papers and industry workshop, were funded by HAL through the vegetable growers levy with matching funding from the Australian Government.

The papers provide useful information including an estimate of the carbon footprint of the
Australian vegetable industry.

  • Horticulture is estimated to contribute 1 per cent of Australian
    agricultural emissions.

  • Agriculture contributes 16 per cent of all Australian emissions.

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

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See Also:

VG 05051 : A Scoping Study into Climate Change and Climate Variability
Deuter, P. QDPI (2006) – extract

  1. The impact of climate change on horticulture may be significant, some positive, some not.
  2. Most of the anticipated climate changes will call for a very high standard of crop management.
  3. Successfully adapting to increasing temperatures and changing rainfall patterns will require both pre-emptive and reactive adaptation strategies / options.

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