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AgCarE is an evaluation of your natural capital, including an initial audit of carbon and biodiversity assets. 

AgCarE is a tool to tell you where you stand, to tell your story if you choose, and to monitor your progress and identify the people and methods best able to help you do it.

 

AgCarE is your first step, but also a critical link to the very best of public and private natural capital tools and markets. 

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Benefits

AgCarE provides landowners with direct benefits including: 

  • Improving sustainable production of traditional agricultural commodities 
  • Providing access to natural capital markets such as offsets, biodiversity, and carbon 
  • Reducing risk profile and improving rural finance arrangements with banks 
  • Reducing insurance premiums due to better evaluation of property asset risk 
  • Assisting determination of real-property value for sale and purchase of property 
  • Advancing social license for landowners in managing landscapes and selling sustainably produced commodities  
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Levels of evaluation

AgCarE is based on national and international standards for environmental sustainability.  

 

AgCarE evaluation is delivered at three optional levels:

AgCarE

Assessment

Assessment Overview

Outputs for Producers

Potential Market Opportunities

#Cost (ex GST)

(per property)

ENTRY

Level

This assessment includes the following modules:

  • Commodity (Beef)
  • Ecological Values
  • Full Mapping Suite

The Commodity (Beef) module recognises your business’s (commodity) practices and assesses them against national and international standards. Access to funding and best practice certification opportunities.

 

The Ecological Values module identifies your property’s ecological values and attributes that can link to potential alternative revenue streams i.e. ecosystems services and biodiversity offsets.

Assessment Report detailing:

  • Commodity rating dashboard, forage reports (Beef) including groundcover, regional groundcover comparison, rainfall etc.

NB, Commodity modules other than for Beef still in development.  Cane, Grains and Sheep, Wool & Goats will launch by October 2022 and are currently in development.

  • Ecological values dashboard, full mapping suite including, soils, land types, essential habitat, regulated vegetation, potential biodiversity offsets, protected plants, and property boundaries etc.
  • Biodiversity Offset Market opportunities for property
  • Branding Opportunity for property and produce from property.
  • Adds financial value to your enterprise by valuing your natural capital assets.

Tier 1 - $6,000
(1 to 5 Lot on Plan)

 

Tier 2 - $7,500
(6 to 10 Lot on Plan)

Tier 3 – POA
(11 or more Lot on Plan)

ADVANCED

Level

This assessment includes the following modules:

  • Entry level assessment modules (see above)
  • Carbon Balance
  • Sustainability Management

Carbon Balance module recognises your business’s carbon footprint and potential carbon project areas. Links to third party carbon neutral certification for future market access and to project (ERF & VERA) providers for potential carbon revenue streams.

 

Sustainability Management module recognises your business’s activities in accordance with International ESG goals. Meets risks requirements associated with the financial and insurance sectors.

Assessment Report detailing:

  • Entry level assessment report (see above)
  • Carbon balance sheet/dashboard and potential carbon project mapping.
  • Sustainability Management module dashboard.
  • Entry level opportunities (see above)
  • Carbon market opportunities for your property.
  • Branding opportunities for property and produce from property.
  • Adds financial value to your enterprise by valuing your natural capital assets.

Tier 1 - $8,000
(1 to 5 Lot on Plan)

 

Tier 2 - $10,000
(6 to 10 Lot on Plan)

Tier 3 – POA
(11 or more Lot on Plan)

CUSTOM

Level

Any mixture of the above modules as requested by the landowner.

 

 

from $3,000 per module/assessment

FUTURE Assessments

Consideration maybe given to reassess modules in the future.  This will be dependent on your original assessment report and what actions you may consider to improve your scorecard.

*POA

*  POA (will be dependent upon modules to reassess and frequency of reassessment, for example, $500 for a simple reassessment)

# - Prices shown are for AgForce members.  Join now at www.agforceqld.org.au.

Click here to view an example of an AgCarE Assessment Report.

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Program governance

A reference panel has been established to verify the scientific integrity of the program and advise on effective governance certification and audit. Members include the Chief Scientist of Queensland and other eminent scientists involved with biodiversity, offsets, biocondition, soils, water, vegetation, farm business, and drought management. 

 

Questions about AgCarE – please email or phone the AgForce Brisbane office, E: [email protected], P: 3236 3100

 

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