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Guide for Aboriginal landholders eying carbon farming opportunities on pastoral land

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Wednesday, 25. November 2020 - 8:30

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has released a new guide to support Aboriginal landholders interested in taking up opportunities in carbon farming on pastoral lands in Western Australia.

Human induced regeneration (HIR) carbon farming presents an opportunity for Aboriginal pastoral lessees and native title holders to create a new income stream, regenerate the environment, build skills and work on country.

DPIRD Aboriginal Economic Development manager Melissa Hartmann said the Setting up for success – Human induced regeneration (HIR) carbon farming guide had been developed for use by Aboriginal landholders and native title holders.

“The guide provides an overview of opportunities and risks associated with HIR carbon farming and highlights the importance of seeking independent advice,” Ms Hartmann said.

“HIR carbon farming projects have the potential to improve soil health, water quality and agricultural productivity, which will help build resilience for Aboriginal pastoralists while providing broader economic, social and cultural benefits.

“We want to make sure Aboriginal pastoral lessees and native title holders are armed with the knowledge and independent information to help in decision making that will best benefit their businesses.”

The guide was launched at DPIRD’s recent Southern Rangelands information session in Geraldton.

More information, including a copy of the guide, can be found at the DPIRD website.


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