Carbon Neutral Grain Pilot Workshop

Page last updated: Thursday, 7 July 2022 - 9:26am

As part of the collaboration between CBH Group, Wide Open Agriculture and DPIRD, a workshop was held to unpick GHG emissions calculators for the net zero/nature positive transition in the Western Australian grain supply chain.

Thursday 23 March, 2022
Technology Precinct, Bentley

Over the course of a day farmers, consultants, researchers and scientists investigated three leading GHG emissions calculators for Western Australian cropping and broad-acre conditions through the grain supply chain, overlaying sustainability frameworks and certification requirements.

Insights from the emissions profiles of more than 25 Western Australian individually and corporate owned farms were explored to bring commercial grain industry sustainability perspectives to the climate resilience and low-carbon agriculture research already being conducted by DPIRD, Western Australian and other agricultural tertiary research initiatives.

Presentations include:

The full workshop can be viewed here.

Results of the workshop will be used by:

  • Calculator developers to ground-truth systems functionality for Western Australian cropping conditions and achieve alignment with the national Australian Greenhouse Inventory Reporting requirements.
  • DPIRD’s Low Carbon Futures initiative to support the Western Australian state government’s Sectoral Emissions Reduction Strategy for primary industries.
  • Industry and representative RDC and CRC research organisations to support sustainability frameworks, certification, market access, traceability and GHG emissions measurement through the grain supply chain, for both bulk food and feed grain, and premium processed and branded carbon-neutral certified grain products.
  • Growers and their advisors to measure and benchmark farm emissions and implement emissions reduction practice change at a farm level.