AgCarE is an evaluation of your natural capital condition, 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.



"It’s time to reward farmers who do the right thing."

Scott Maclennan

For grazier Scott MacLennan, signing up to AgCarE was a no-brainer.

The 50-year-old, from Queensland’s North Burnett region, has been involved since 2020, and is finally ready to reap the rewards.

Following AgCarE’s identification of a viable carbon farming project at Scott’s property, he went ahead with set up, and now estimates he’ll be accruing carbon credits by the end of the year.

The project cost $40,000 to get off the ground, but over its lifetime will bring in $1.8 million.

Scott is delighted.

"AgCarE is a great program," he says.

"It was able to identify an ‘avoided clearing project’ which I would never have known about otherwise."

"Basically, if I promise not to clear the land for the next 25 years, I can offset my carbon emissions against it, and the extra I sequester I can then sell."

"I guess the difference with my carbon project and others out there is that I’m the proponent."

"There are carbon service providers out there that will run a project like this for you and charge you 30 per cent of everything you earn, but with AgCare I’m running it."

Going forward, Scott says governments need to give AgCarE more support.

"Knowledge is power and that’s what we as producers need, he says."

"We do a lot of things in the course of our work and don’t assign a value to it, we just do it because its best practice, but the associated benefit of that is our natural capital, the environment and its ecosystems."

"It’s time to reward farmers who do the right thing."

Levels of evaluation

AgCarE is based on national and international standards for environmental sustainability. AgCarE evaluation is delivered at two optional levels:

AgCarE Assessment

Entry Level

Advanced Level

Assessment Overview

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. This assessment level identifies access to funding and best practice certification opportunities. The Ecological Values module identifies your property’s ecological attributes that can link to potential alternative revenue streams i.e. ecosystems services and biodiversity offsets.

This assessment includes the following modules:

  • Entry level assessment modules (see left)
  • 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 and Sustainable Development goals. Meets risks requirements associated with the financial and insurance sectors.

Outputs for Producers

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 in early 2023 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.

Assessment Report detailing:

  • Entry level assessment report (see left)
  • Carbon balance sheet/dashboard and potential carbon project mapping.
  • Sustainability Management module dashboard.

Potential Market Opportunities

  • 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.

  • Entry level opportunities (see left)
  • 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.

Cost# (ex GST)

Tier 1 - $7,000 (1 to 5 Lots on Plan)

Tier 2 - $8,800 (6 to 10 Lots on Plan)

Tier - POA (11+ Lots on Plan)

Tier 1 - $9,400 (1 to 5 Lots on Plan)

Tier 2 - $11,800 (6 to 10 Lots on Plan)

Tier 3 - POA (11+ Lots on Plan)

Custom Assessments

Custom Assessments are availabile with any mixture of the above modules as requested by the landowner. These are not available online.

from $3,000

per module/assessment

Contact us for more information

Future Assessments

It is recommended that landowners reassess modules in the future to provide indication of maintenance or improvement of natural capital condition. This will be dependent on your original assessment report and what actions you may consider to improve your scorecard.


* POA - Price On Application, dependent upon modules to reassess and frequency of reassessment, from $500.

# - Discounts are available for AgForce members. Join now.

View an example of an AgCarE Assessment Report.


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 former 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

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