As the impacts of climate change begin to be felt, the farming industry has a unique opportunity to tackle the challenges of climate change by reducing emissions, sequestering carbon and acting to minimise the risks of climate change to farm businesses.
Here we offer some introductory guidance on things to consider when thinking about incorporating climate change mitigation into your productive farm business. As with all environmental management, actions work best when they fit into the day-to-day running of your farm.
Many of the actions which will support climate change mitigation will offer business benefits as well as environmental gains. Preparing farm businesses for resilience in the face of climate change will be key to long-term sustainability and business security.
The first step to reducing your farm's carbon footprint is to understand what it is and where it comes from. There are various tools you can use to assess the carbon footprint of your farm business; details of four popular options can be found here.
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