The Carbon Farming Awareness Project helps to increase land managers’ understanding and knowledge of carbon farming opportunities in Western Australia.
As the world implements schemes to mitigate the effects of climate change there are opportunities available for landholders in the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR).
NACC is working to improve the knowledge and opportunities around carbon farming for our local landholders.
The Department of Agriculture and Food WA developed a series of Factsheets to help explain the number of areas that Carbon Farming covers.
The Carbon Farming Awareness project came to a close at the end of June 2016. To read more about the outcomes of this project, take a look at this report.
Carbon Farming Factsheets:
- Applying biochar to increase soil organic carbon
- Claying as a method of increasing soil carbon content
- Green and brown manuring
- Nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soils
- Applying lime to sequester carbon
- Reducing methane emissions from beef cattle using feed additives
- Cattle breeding for lower greenhouse gas emissions
- Managing genetic codes to reduce methane emissions from cattle
- Managing pastures to reduce methane emissions from cattle
- Sheep genetics in methane reduction
- Managing sheep pastures to reduce methane production
- Sheep reproduction and reducing methane emissions
- Managing stocking rate to reduce carbon emissions in sheep
- Nutrition and feed additives to reduce methane emissions in sheep
The Carbon Farming Awareness Project is a collaborative project between the Department of Agriculture and Food WA and the regional NRM Groups. It is funded by Royalties for Regions.
For more information on NACC’s Carbon Farming projects or to make a suggestion for future projects please contact NACC’s Carbon Farming Coordinator Sarah Jeffery
To find out more about Carbon Farming in Western Australia visit:
- Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia, http://agric.wa.gov.au/carbonfarming,
- Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education http://www.climatechange.gov.au/.