Australian Vegetable Industry Carbon Footprint Tool – stage 2 (national development and adoption of the tool)
This project aims to improve the awareness of growers in relation to greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprinting. The project has developed a website, which contains the Vegetable Carbon Calculator, and all associated training material. The calculator provides a simple mechanism for farmers to enter their production inputs, such as fuel, electricity, and fertiliser consumption and receive information about what aspects of their farming practices are contributing most significantly to their carbon footprint. The calculator also helps farmers understand if their carbon footprint is similar or different to other farmers, by benchmarking their emissions against others.