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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), or 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

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  • The WA Government is investing $15 million into an Agriculture Climate Resilience Fund to help WA farmers and industry to respond to the challenges of climate change.

  • Carbon farming refers to the land-based activities that store carbon in vegetation and soil (sequestration), or minimise the release of greenhouse gases from livestock, soil or vegetation (avoidanc

  • 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

  • The following resources can help you plan a soil or vegetation carbon farming project.

  • Successful Round 1 projects were offered a share in over $3.6 million of CF-LRP funding to achieve lift off and facilitate greater participation in the emerging WA carbon farming market.  Projects

  • The Low Carbon Futures team hosts and presents at multiple workshops and information sessions for farmers and landowners across the South West Land Division. 

  • 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

  • Carbon farming is the deliberate set of agricultural practices or land uses to increase carbon stored in the soil and vegetation (sequestration) and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from livestoc

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  • 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