CF-LRP Case Studies

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These case studies from the first 2 rounds of the Carbon Farming Land Restoration Program (CF-LRP) demonstrate how landholders can develop viable Carbon Farming projects in the South West Land Division of Western Australia.

CF-LRP Round 1 and 2

The Western Australian Government's $15 million CF-LRP aims to realise agriculture's potential to sequester carbon in the landscape, generate carbon credits and grow the State’s carbon farming industry. Projects selected will deliver carbon sequestration and environmental, economic, and social co-benefits, and contribute to the long-term sustainability of the farming industry. 

The successful ACCU Plus projects are projected to remove a combined total of 829,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over the next decade in exchange for Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs), alongside the Future Carbon initiatives supporting on-ground pilot research projects into carbon sequestration methods with the objective of better understanding carbon-capture activities suitable for Western Australia that may lead to the wide-scale adoption of new carbon farming practices.

Round 1

The Rural Business Development Corporation has entered Agreements for Financial Assistance with 6 ACCU Plus project proponents providing over $1.64 million in funding. The ACCU Plus projects span 5,807 hectares and expect to remove approximately 406,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over the next 25 years.

Round 2

The Rural Business Development Corporation has offered financial assistance for 10 projects totalling over $2.15 million. The recipients are undertaking new or materially different carbon sequestration practices which include soil amelioration using clay, compost and manure, deep ripping, and applications of synthetic calcium to encourage long-term deep root development; mixed species legume fodder crops; revegetation with local (endemic) tree species; pasture rejuvenation, and cell grazing.

The projects span a total of 8,333 hectares and expect to remove approximately 423,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over 25 years.

Six of the 8 successful applicants were recipients from Round 1 of the Carbon for Farmers Vouchers Program which allowed them to engage professional advisory services which supported their applications to the CF-LRP Round 2. For more information about the voucher program click here

Read about each of the successful projects on the next page or by selecting the case studies on the right side of this page or explore them on the map below: