ABCD Framework

The ABCD Management Practice Framework was designed over 10 years ago to highlight and facilitate communication about the different levels, or standards, of management practice within agricultural industries, that relate to different levels of water quality (sediment, nutrients, herbicides).

The ABCD Management Practice Framework provides a definition of (and pathway to) improvement from Dated to Better Practices, through to Aspirational or 'cutting edge' practices.

It is important to specify the year of reference for any ABCD Management Practice Framework. Over time, changes in knowledge, technology, costs and market conditions may validate cutting-edge Aspirational practices so they eventually become industry endorsed best management practices within an ABCD Management Practice Framework.

ABCD Framework for Grazing 2016


ABCD Framework for Agriculture 2016