our growers reduce CO2

Our macadamia growers are passionate about conserving the water, soil, air, native vegetation and wildlife.
Here’s how:

  • Regeneration of remnant rainforest on their farms protects the natural topography and waterways of the region, creating a haven for native animals and beneficial insects as well as improving overall soil health.
  • Planting of Richmond Birdwing vines protects the endangered Birdwing Butterfly – the butterfly lays its eggs on the vine and the caterpillars eat it.
  • Development and use of Smothergrass, an innovative grass that covers the orchard floor and helps control soil erosion.
  • Using 100% of the harvested nut. Nothing is wasted. The husk is used as fertiliser and new uses are constantly being researched, such as biochar for carbon capture and storage.
  • The 6 million+ macadamia trees across Australia help reduce CO2 in the atmosphere 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

See more at:
www.australianmacadamias.org/consumer/sustainability#sthash.v2S0dJK4.dpuf

macadamia farmers are leading the way in sustainable horticulture