The On-Farm Emissions Action Plan Pilot is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment under the Agriculture Sector Emissions Reduction Pledge to provide practical information, tools and services to support farmers to understand and reduce emissions.
The Pilot will work with up to 250 farm businesses across the state to estimate their on-farm emissions profile and identify potential actions to manage and reduce emissions while maintaining productivity and profitability. Participants will then be eligible for grant funding to co-fund recommended actions from a total pool of up to $5 million.
The three-year Pilot is being delivered over nine rounds covering Victoria’s key agricultural industries.
Agriculture Victoria will work with a select number of producers interested in understanding and reducing their emissions and willing to help other farmers by sharing their learnings from the Pilot. On-farm emissions assessments and action plans will be delivered in collaboration with industry partners.
To support industry partners, Agriculture Victoria has started a ‘Community of Practice’ for farm advisors to build capability across the sector and improve the emissions reduction advice being provided to Victorian farmers.
Agriculture Victoria will share information, insights and lessons from the Pilot including case studies that will be published as they become available.
Closing midnight 30 August 2023