Environmental markets are a solution that help address environmental challenges. They support farming and grazing businesses by recognizing, valuing and paying land managers for delivering environmental benefits. Eco-Markets Australia provides independent administration and oversight of environmental market schemes. As part of our administrative role we review and update existing Standards and Methodologies; we receive, assess and process project applications; and we look after processes that will ensure the Credit Registry is secure, accessible and functional.
We develop robust, transparent and practical environmental crediting Standards. These set out the rules and requirements for developing projects and Methodologies, the validation, registration, monitoring, verification, crediting and issuance process, and governance arrangements. We work with method developers to undertake public consultation and expert review processes in developing environmental crediting Methodologies. Methodologies are approved, scientifically supported, formal mechanisms to account for, or measure the verified environmental benefits.
Eco-Markets Australia’s Credit Registry is the ledger that tracks environmental Credit transactions and ownership, including the generation, purchase and retirement of Credits. We issue Credits after completing a rigorous verification process in accordance with the applicable Standard and Methodology, which includes an independent audit. This process confirms the environmental outcome and the quantity of Credits generated by a project which can be transacted through the Registry.
Environmental markets administered by EMA are mechanisms to invest in the health of our natural capital. Participating in environmental markets is supporting change and is a visible show of social responsibility. Buyers receive quantified and verified results for their investment. There are clear rules and auditing, to ensure buyer confidence.
what we do… is make a difference. We challenge the status quo by being a part of community and genuinely sharing in project success. Our core business includes Project Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Logistic Planning, Strategic Asset Management, Business Case and Grant Writing as well as Corporate and Executive level support functions.
TEC provides clients with a premium service that drives long-term, sustainable farm profitability. TEC is built on the foundations of strong research through its ties to the Thomas Elder Institute, an industry-leading collaboration between Elders and leading Australian Universities across Australia. We are focused on bringing research initiatives and findings to consultants to ensure all on-farm decisions are backed by science. Our consultants are national technical experts. Their extensive experience means greater insight into what producers need to ensure their farming enterprises have long-term business viability. Our advice goes beyond product recommendations – it’s based on broad-reaching strategies that will make a difference to long-term productivity. Autonomous advice, fully independent from farm supplies sales and free from supplier affiliations. Within the far North region, we have experience in:-
• Soils Land Resource Management Advice
• Soil Carbon Project advice
• Agronomic advice including soil testing for interpretation and recommendations
• Risk assessments on Salinity, Sodicity and Soil Erosion.
• Soil Conservation Management & Design - Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
• Agronomic suitability from soils, climate, topography, fertility & water requirements
Northern Beef Cattle Breeding Systems Advisory Service:-
• Animal husbandry recommendations
• Breeder management advice for optimal efficiency
• Reproduction, genetics, bull selection and genomics.
• Livestock nutrition guidance
• Grazing Land Management advice
• Implementation of large-scale artificial breeding programs to maximise genetic gain for economically important traits
Pasture, Crop, and Nutrient Improvement Advice for Field crops, sugar, tropical and sub-tropical pastures
• Production planning including full-agribusiness plan with mapped cultivation areas
• Nutrient Budget Planning Service including; block management zones outlining the area, crop class, potential/historical yield and recommended fertiliser application rates.
• Identification of physical or chemical constraints such as, acidic soils, compaction or poor yielding areas
• Tissue tests for crop monitoring
• Pasture suitability, multi-species, and cover cropping advice.
• Gross Margin budgets for fertiliser, seed and Ag-chem inputs
Land Suitability Assessments to determine long-term productivity & viability.