Government releases new carbon farming handbook
The Federal Government has released a new handbook to assist farmers, landholders, waste operators and other clean energy businesses take part in the Federal Government’s Carbon Farmining Initative.
“The Carbon Farming Initiative Handbook will be a great resource for Australia’s farmers. It sets out how farmers and landholders can improve land and farm sustainability while generating carbon credits that can be sold on domestic and international markets,“ Parlimentary Secretary for Climate Change and energy Efficiency.
So far, several methodologies have been approved under the CFI, including reducing methane in piggeries, flaring landfill gas, planting n ative tree species and reducing pollution from savanna fires.
CSIRO, universities and other research bodies are developing a number of other methodologies with the federal government, including dairy cattle food supplementation, enhanced efficiency fertilisers, manure management and soil carbon.
“Climate change poses a serious risk to the future of Australian agriculture and food production, with scientists confirming a strong link to less predictable and more intense weather events,” said Mr Dreyfus.
“Australian farmers and landholders have an important role to play in our nation’s clean energy future by increasing the land sector's resilience to climate change and improving long term farm productivity.”
Further information about the Carbon Farming Initiative is available at www.climatechange.gov.au/cfi