The Federal Government has announced the first round of funding under the $99 million Action on the Ground initiative is now open.


The program is designed to assist farmers over the next six years to trial and demonstrate on-farm practices and technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as methane and nitrous oxide or increase soil carbon.


“Action on the Ground will provide farmers with support to develop the tools to mitigate the impact of climate change and help Australia meet its emission reduction targets,” Minister for Fisheries, Agriculture and Forestry Senator Joe Ludwig said.

“The first funding round of competitive grants will commit up to $25 million between now and 2015.” 


The program is a part of the Carbon Farming Futures Fund under the government’s $1.7 billion Land Sector Package.

Funding can be used to help reduce methane emissions from farmed animals and their waste; improve fertiliser use to reduce nitrous oxide emissions; and the planting and rotation of crops and grazing practices to reduce emissions from soils or increase carbon stored in soil.


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