Carbon farming management options

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) provides information on carbon farming related policy, legislation and science, to identify carbon farming opportunities and associated risks.

 

Carbon farming can have valuable results

Carbon farming is the process of managing soil, vegetation, water and animals to increase carbon storage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The main gases of interest to agriculture are carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4).

Agriculture is a significant emitter of greenhouse gases and also has a significant opportunity to reduce emissions and sequester carbon. We have described the carbon farming management options below for farm managers wanting to make decisions about adopting carbon farming technologies and participating in carbon farming funding schemes.

Soil

Cattle

Sheep

Fuels

Plantings

Regional natural resource management group contacts

Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC)

Sarah Jeffery
Carbon Farming Coordinator
Email: Sarah.Jeffery@nacc.com.au
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9938 0100

Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management Inc

Georgie Troup
Email: gtroup@wheatbeltnrm.org.au
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9670 3100

South West Catchments Council, Bridgetown

Wendy Wilkins
Email: wendy.wilkins@swccnrm.org.au
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9761 4184
Mobile: +61 (0)448 939 307

South Coast Natural Resource Management (SCNRM)

Justin Bellanger
Email: justinb@southcoastnrm.com.au
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9845 8537

Rangelands NRM Western Australia

Jane Bradley
Email: jane.bradley@rangelandswa.com.au
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9485 8930

Contact information

Rob Sudmeyer
+61 (0)8 9083 1129
Page last updated: Thursday, 27 April 2017 - 11:31am