Have Your Say - Agricultural Emissions Reduction Survey

Published on Thursday, 30 March 2023 at 10:00:00 AM

This survey is a fantastic opportunity for our local farmers and agricultural businesses to be heard. 

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is working on emissions reduction strategies in consultation with the WA agriculture sector, including producers, business, industry, banking, research institutions and other key stakeholders.

DPIRD seeks your input on the relevance, value and adoptability of these potential actions to support net zero emissions by 2050 in the agricultural component of the Western Australian State Government’s Sectoral Emissions Reduction Strategies (SERS).

Please read the consultation document for suggested emissions reduction options for agriculture.

The survey has general questions, followed by industry-specific questions on:

  • extensive livestock: includes beef, sheep and dairy production
  • intensive livestock and horticulture: includes livestock industries of pork, chickens, eggs and perennial and annual horticulture
  • cropping: includes all broadacre grain production
  • on-farm carbon opportunities: includes carbon sequestration by vegetation and soils as well as building healthy, productive soils and new markets for biofuels.

The feedback from this survey, outputs from prediction modelling being undertaken in early 2023, and input from experts in the field will be used to develop a pathway for the agriculture sector aligned with net zero emissions by 2050.

Responses to the survey questions will only be published in an aggregated and de-identified format, unless prior consent is sought.

If you have any questions about the consultation document that need clarification, please visit the website here: yoursay.dpird.wa.gov.au/climatesurvey

Note that you need to register on the YourSay site first (or sign in if you have previously registered on the YourSay site). If you experience any difficulty completing the survey, please email emissions@dpird.wa.gov.au(External link).

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