Carbon farming management options

Page last updated: Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 8:42am

The aim of carbon farming is to sequester more carbon and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as part of Australia's response to climate change.

We provide this information to support land manager decisions about investing in carbon farming.

Carbon farming can have valuable results

Carbon farming is the process of managing soil, vegetation, water and animals to increase carbon storage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The main gases of interest to agriculture are carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4).

Agriculture is a significant emitter of greenhouse gases and also has a significant opportunity to reduce emissions and sequester carbon. We have described the carbon farming management options below for farm managers wanting to make decisions about adopting carbon farming technologies and participating in carbon farming funding schemes.

Soil

Cattle

Sheep

Fuels

Plantings

Regional natural resource management groups

Other information

There are many websites, not-for-profit and non-government organisations that provide information and services that are relevant to carbon farming. We suggest you read widely and critically assess the available material. Contact the people below if you have questions.

Contact information

Rob Sudmeyer
+61 (0)8 9083 1129