MEAT & Livestock Australia has released two new carbon management modules its free eLearning platform, known as ‘The Toolbox’.
With the aim of providing practical advice, the training modules focus on the key concepts of carbon accounting and the day-to-day actions producers can take on-farm to support their carbon reduction journey.
What’s covered in the new modules?
Following on from the release of ‘Carbon 101’* in October 2022, the two new modules – ‘Measure Your Own Emissions’ and ‘Carbon Sense’ – provide guidance on the carbon accounting process and steps producers can take to reduce emissions.
Measuring your own emissions: Using the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre Greenhouse Accounting Framework, this module helps producers learn what data is needed to estimate emissions. It uses custom-built videos to walk trainees through using the Sheep and Beef greenhouse account framework (SB-GAF) calculator to estimate emissions.
Carbon Sense: This module gives practical advice and tips on how to take action on-farm to reduce emissions.
Both eLearning modules, which only take about 15–20 minutes to complete, provide producers with an opportunity to learn through case studies, images, videos, quizzes and practical data application (either their own or default data). They also help producers understand how their learnings can be applied to their current and future planning.
‘Measuring your own emissions’ and ‘Carbon Sense’ were developed and funded in partnership with Australian beef processor, Greenham, with technical support from agribusiness consultants, Pinion Advisory.
Source: Meat & Livestock Australia
Is MLA planning on making this sort of thing mandatory through the compulsory LPA?