AgriFoodLCA will provide the opportunity for the food sector to understand the global environmental developments that will shape the environmental future of the industry.
Australian farms supply 93 percent of the nation's food needs while a further 60 percent of produce is sold offshore generating substantial export revenue for the country, about 13 percent of Australia’s $300 billion in export earnings.
Global concern about environmental impacts of the agricultural sector has increased dramatically during the past 10 years. Through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), the sector can not only improve performance but also ensure benchmarks for entry to specific markets are achieved.
The inaugural ALCAS Conference on LCA in Agriculture and Food will present new data, tools and approaches showing how to ride the wave of business opportunities that emerge from transforming to a more sustainable society. It will also host discussions on how a systematic approach to combat climate change and promote sustainability is key to achieving a low carbon economy.