Carbon farming

Carbon farming is the process of changing agricultural practices or land use to increase the amount of carbon stored in the soil and vegetation (sequestration) and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestock, soil or vegetation (avoidance).
 
Carbon farming potentially offers landholders financial incentives to reduce carbon pollution, but should always aim to achieve multiple economic and environmental co-benefits. The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) can provide scientific assessments of the technical feasibility and risks, but anyone contemplating participating in carbon farming should seek appropriate legal and technical advice. See DAFWA’s carbon farming legal, financial and land tenure disclaimer for more information.

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