Farmers manage 51% of Australia’s landscape, giving them a critical role in caring for our natural environment.
Every day farmers invest in and deliver positive environment outcomes on behalf of all Australians. Farmers value living and working in an environment that marries biodiversity with productive crops and livestock. Sustainability and biodiversity are integral to productive and profitable farm businesses.
The sophistication of Australia’s agricultural land management continues to increase, with ongoing reductions in the intensity of agricultural chemical use, more careful use of fertilisers and more flexible approaches to grazing management to reduce erosion and increase productivity.
Australian primary industries have led the nation in reducing greenhouse gas emissions intensity — achieving a massive 63% reduction between 1996–2016. A paradigm shift that sees farmers fiscally rewarded for their environmental custodianship, is a priority for the NFF.
The NFF leads progressive environmental policy positions that balance production imperatives with the natural environment.