We are an alliance of farmers and leaders in agriculture who are working with our peers, the wider sector and decision-makers to make sure Australia takes the actions necessary to address damage to our climate.
We are determined to see farmers and agriculture get the support and investment it needs to adapt to a changing climate, as well as be part of the solution.
Our members are spread far and wide across the country: from the tropical north of Queensland to Tasmania, and from the wine growing regions of Western Australia right across to the sheep and cropping farms of New South Wales.
As individuals, many of us have repeatedly been raising our concerns. For example, in 2015, more than 100 farmers signed a letter calling on the federal government to set stronger targets to reduce carbon pollution. Another group also ran a crowd-funding campaign to send two young farmers, Josh Gilbert and Anika Molesworth, to the UN Climate Talks in Paris.
This year, we decided to set ourselves up as a formalised group and are running a nationwide survey of farmer attitudes towards climate change and renewable energy. The Australian Farmer Climate Survey has now closed, with more than 1300 farmers around the country taking part. Stay tuned for more.
If you’re a primary producer, or involved in the agricultural or horticultural supply chain we’d love you to get involved.