Farmers manage 52% of the Australian landscape. The NFF recognises the importance of the environment for Australian agriculture as well as the broader public for the intrinsic soil, water, and living organism services it provides. In order to work towards sustainability, Australian farmers must be afforded market-based recognition for the stewardship of these ecosystem services on their properties.
Natural capital is the world’s stock of natural resources including geology, soils, water, air and all living organisms that provides free goods and services to society through ecosystem services. Ecosystem services provided by natural capital assets include the regulation of disease, floods and droughts, provision of food sources, and cultural services.
To view the NFF’s policy position on natural capital: click here.
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