Climate, land & water

Western Australia’s agriculture sector needs access to productive soil and water resources for growth and profit. However, the sector must compete with increasing resource demands from all sectors of the community, and the pressures of a changing climate. The Agriculture and Food division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development supports agriculture by providing long-term management solutions, practical risk management strategies and tools to maintain and improve resource conditions, to meet the needs of industry and stakeholders. Agriculture and Food is also pioneering soil and water investigation of the state’s undeveloped areas to establish new irrigated agricultural industries.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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