Carbon farming management options in Western Australia

Page last updated: Friday, 27 October 2023 - 5:04pm

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The aim of carbon farming is to sequester more carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as part of Australia's response to climate change.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development provides this information to support land manager decisions about investing in carbon farming.

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.





Fuels and bioenergy

Plantings and regeneration

Regional natural resource management groups

Other information

There are many websites, not-for-profit and non-government organisations that provide information and services that are relevant to carbon farming. We suggest you read widely and critically assess the available material. Use the contact information below if you have questions.

Contact information

Tom Edwards
+61 (0)8 9083 1151