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Quantifying the Impact of MLA’s Supply Chain Sustainability On Farm Program in Contributing to the Australian Red Meat Industry’s Social License to Operate

Project start date: 04 March 2019
Project end date: 18 June 2019
Publication date: 12 June 2019
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Sheep, Goat, Lamb, Grassfed cattle, Grainfed cattle
Relevant regions: National
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​This project involved the development of a triple bottom line approach to measuring and evaluating the impact of investments made under MLA's Environmental Sustainability On-Farm Sub-Program over the financial years 2016/17 and 2017/18.

This required the development of economic, environmental, and social metrics, and methods to determine the contribution of the sub-program towards maintaining the Australian red meat industry's social license to operate. This work supported MLA's broader evaluation process for investments made over the period 2015-2020.

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Primary researcher: University of Melbourne