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Wheatbelt NRM helping Farmers Assess their Carbon Farming Future

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Sustainable Agriculture

Wheatbelt NRM is working with a number of Wheatbelt farming families to assess the potential for carbon sequestration on their properties through the State Government’s $15M Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program.

In June 2022, 67 successful applicants were announced for the Carbon for Farmers Voucher Program. The Program provides farmers with support to work with expert consultants to develop Land Management Strategies.

These strategies include a comprehensive plan for maximising carbon sequestration potential for individual farms, a cost benefit analysis, risk assessment and mitigation, monitoring and evaluation through the life of the potential project, 25 or 100 years. A range of social and environmental co-benefits are also identified through the proposed project, and monitoring plans developed.

Land Management Strategies will assist in registering projects with the Clean Energy Regulator as well as apply for funding support through the Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program.

Wheatbelt NRM CEO, Karl O’Callaghan says “Wheatbelt NRM feels it’s important to offer services in this space because we do not broker carbon projects or seek to retain ACCU’s if the project becomes registered with the Clean Energy Regulator. So, the landholder can design their project with us and then shop around for the best partner or do it themselves.”

Round 2 of the voucher program for the Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program has now re-opened and you’ll have until 2 December to get your applications in.  Visit the website to find out more or apply here.

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