Environmental Accounting Platform

AIA is developing an environmental accounting platform for Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry, with the first stage underway to deliver a cross-sectoral carbon footprint solution.

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A definitive carbon footprint engine

AIA's platform is pre-competitive, designed to integrate with channels that growers already use and trust, including farm management software, agricultural services provider offerings, agrifinance, and others.

The first stage of the platform will allow farmers, fishers and foresters (growers) to calculate their enterprise’s carbon footprint across multiple commodities.

Our whole of agriculture, fisheries and forestry approach is designed to help Australia avoid the fragmentation, duplication and inconsistencies seen in other markets that have a proliferation of carbon calculators.

The platform is being developed with investment from some of Australia’s rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs), including Grains Research and Development Corporation, Meat & Livestock Australia, Australian Eggs, Australian Pork Limited, AgriFutures Australia (chicken meat), Australian Meat Processor Corporation and Cotton Rural Research and Development Corporation.

A Technical Advisory Panel advises AIA on relevant emerging research, best practice and potential changes required to the platform to ensure it remains up to date, aligned and compliant with the relevant standards.

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I’m particularly impressed with the flexible design of AIA’s platform architecture, which will be able to evolve with improvements, updates and revisions to the calculators as well as their underlying reference data and algorithms.
Prof Richard Eckard
Professor Richard Eckard
Greenhouse accounting expert

Key features

  • whole of agriculture, fisheries and forestry solution that supports multiple commodities
  • provides a whole of enterprise carbon footprint
  • widely accessible via multiple channels
  • secure integration via API
  • standardised implementation of carbon footprint calculation models
  • GAF models used align with the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory reporting protocol, relevant ISO standards and the GHG protocol
  • data privacy and security at the core of the design
  • updated as improvements and revisions to the calculation models, underlying reference data and algorithms occur
  • strong governance and technical advisory to support ongoing development
  • auditable, with whole portfolio and individual farm views
  • real-time results with graphical reporting
  • extensible and flexible design to enable new commodity-specific calculators and other accounting frameworks to be added.


  • choose single or multiple commodity calculators

  • can baseline your enterprise to measure future performance against

  • use scenario planning to support decision-making around reducing carbon emissions and capturing new opportunities

  • choose when and who to share data with.


AIA has taken a pre-competitive, open-source approach to the design of the platform. Access to AIA's carbon footprinting solution will be via multiple channels, including RDC websites. It is designed to integrate with channels that growers already use and trust, including farm management software providers, agricultural service provider offerings, agrifinance and others.

Integration partners/corporate subscribers

AIA is currently seeking integration partners who want to connect to our platform or build it into their own service offerings. Access will be on a subscription basis.


Beta-testing late 2023, launch early 2024.

More information

Find out more about the platform, including integration options, by contacting AIA

Platform build partner

AIA has selected Agtuary, a leading developer of digital tools, workflows, and analytics for agriculture and environment, to build the platform.