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 Primary Industries and Regional Development can provide scientific assessments of the technical feasibility and risks, but anyone contemplating participating in carbon farming should seek appropriate legal and technical advice.

For more information or queries, please contact CarbonFarming@dpird.wa.gov.au

Articles

  • The State Government's $15 million Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program (CF-LRP) aims to realise agriculture's potential to sequester carbon in the landscape and contribute to growing the WA

  • Advanced bioenergy solutions have the potential to recover waste resources from primary production, reduce emissions in hard-to-abate sectors, and directly substitute for fossil fuels while complem

  • Bioenergy in simple terms is the conversion of biomass to energy, however the broad range of potential biomass inputs, conversion technologies and energy product outputs makes biomass to bioenergy

  • Human-induced regeneration (HIR) carbon farming projects provide an opportunity to increase the economic value of the State’s natural assets and plays an important role in meeting Australia's domes

  • To support applications for the Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program, a variety of resources are available. 

  • To complement the State Government's $15 million Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program (CF-LRP), a new Carbon for Farmers Voucher Program will provide financial support for f

  • As part of the collaboration between CBH Group, Wide Open Agriculture and DPIRD, a workshop was held to unpick GHG emissions calculators for the net zero/nature positive transition in the Western A

  • Carbon farming offers an opportunity for farmers and other landowners to increase the amount of carbon stored in soil and vegetation (sequestration) or reduce emissions from livestock, soil or vege

  • Round 1 of the Western Australian Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program is now closed.

  • DPIRD's Low Carbon Futures team aims to explore low carbon opportunities to support and facilitate regional businesses and communities in the transition to a low carbon economy, so that Western Aus