Carbon farming management options

The Agriculture and Food division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) 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 groups

Contact information

Rob Sudmeyer
+61 (0)8 9083 1129
Page last updated: Friday, 20 October 2017 - 2:48pm