Wine Industry Newsletter

Up to $10 000 Carbon for Farmers Vouchers for professional advice

Winery landowners were well represented at a recent DPIRD carbon farming workshop where farmers and industry stakeholders learned more about how to get started with a carbon farming project.

While some vineyards are working towards verified carbon neutrality there are other opportunities for farmers in the South West Land Division to engage with carbon as a commodity. DPIRD has recently announced an opportunity for farmers to seek independent advice on the potential of integrating carbon farming into their business.

The Carbon for Farmers Voucher Program allows eligible farmers to seek advice on making the right investment decisions for their business. The vouchers can be used to engage agronomists or other advisors with expertise in carbon, natural resource, revegetation, land management and other specialist areas. Service providers can request inclusion in the Service Provider Directory.

DPIRD's Low Carbon Futures team are running Carbon Farming Workshops across the south west and wheatbelt so interested farmers or landowners can learn more about the Carbon Farming and Land Restoration program and funding opportunities, like the voucher.

Bunbury workshop
Farmers recently attended a forum in Bunbury to learn about carbon farming.

Voucher value: Up to $10,000 (with a 10:1 cash contribution)

Who: Farmers in the South West Land Division

Applications close 5pm (AWST) Friday, 1 April 2022.

For more information on Carbon Farming and the Carbon for Farmers Voucher Program, visit the DPIRD website or email: CarbonFarming@dpird.wa.gov.au