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Sustainable Agriculture

A major challenge for us all in the years to come is how we feed the future in a sustainable way.

For us, it starts with the soil beneath our feet and the global need to feed nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050. This means cultivating solutions for growers so they can increase food production sustainably for generations.

Our aim is to make key transformations across our business through ambitious commitments that leads the next wave of agricultural evolution and drives systemic change in the industry.

Farm emissions profiling

A Farm Emissions Profile uses government and industry-approved models to help you understand the source of emissions from your farming operations. Our team of sustainable farming specialists can then discuss with you options to manage and assist in reducing your on-farm emissions.

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Meet the Team

Charles Starkings

Sustainability Field Manager – North East

Ph: +61 438 400 988

Todd Price

Sustainability Field Manager – South East

Ph: +61 418 508 755

Kirsty Smith

Sustainability Field Manager – West

Ph: +61 428 637 242

Our capabilities

We work with growers to measure and manage their environmental impact including: greenhouse gas emissions, soil health, water, biodiversity and animal welfare. 

  • Whole Farm Sustainability Planning 
  • Farm Emissions Profiling (Greenhouse Gas Accounting) 
  • Supply chain solutions 
  • Sustainable product range 

We’re developing solutions to connect growers to market opportunities.

“We are working with the whole ag value chain to better understand how emerging sustainability drivers will impact our customers. This work will help our growers to explore short term opportunities and be prepared for long-term market expectations.”

Rebeccca Underwood, Head of Commercial Sustainability, Nutrien Ag Solutions

Sustainability snapshot

We have three main areas of focus in relation to sustainability and how it overlays with agriculture.

Feeding the planet sustainably

Strengthen food security by scaling sustainable and productive agriculture.

Environment and climate action

Provide solutions and platforms to achieve emissions reductions in alignment with climate science.

Inclusive agriculture

Support rural livelihoods and increase participation of underrepresented stakeholders in agriculture.

Agriculture and the environment

We believe there is a significant opportunity for agriculture to contribute to the Government’s emission reduction ambitions and create value for regional communities.

While sequestering carbon is a significant goal, we believe the greatest environmental and economic outcomes for agriculture lie in voluntary emissions reduction and avoidance on-farm.

With experts on the ground in hundreds of communities and on tens of thousands of farms across the country, we are acutely aware of the necessity to give Australian farmers the tools to manage climate risk.

Our global company is committed to feeding the planet sustainably and we are enabling farmers across the world to adopt sustainable practices that result in more productive land and higher yields.

Our local footprint also provides us a unique opportunity to help improve the health of key environmental assets, including the Great Barrier Reef and Murray Darling Basin.

Transforming agriculture

We are investing significantly in the digital tools and technology farmers need to measure the environmental footprint of their property and enact whole of property improvements. The key to embedding and scaling these improvements is the economic outcome for farmers.

Farmers must be at the centre of policies aimed at improving land management and leveraging the associated environmental benefits. We work with industry bodies to feed into policy development on these issues and welcome the opportunity to talk directly to you about the role agriculture is already playing in reducing emissions and improving environmental outcomes on land under the management of Australia’s farmers.

Sustainability stories

Charles and Christian

Using data to accelerate sustainability measures on farm

The Australian agricultural industry today accounts for approximately 14% of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Of that 14%, 77% is due to the emission of methane, 19% to the emission of nitrous oxide, and the remaining 4% to the emission of carbon dioxide.

Nutrien’s bold commitment to be the trusted adviser in sustainable agriculture

David Stanko, Head of Commercial Sustainability at Nutrien Ag Solutions, provides an update on his team’s activities over the past twelve months in Australia. 

Out in the field with Nutrien’s Sustainability Managers

Nutrien Ag Solutions is developing services and product offerings that support growers to measure, manage and market their sustainability credentials.