26 September 2023

DPIRD raising profile of carbon farming

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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is conducting a series of workshops and webinars on Growing Carbon on Farm.

They will cover the capturing and storing carbon on the farm through to offsetting emissions and registering for Australian Carbon Credit Units.

Acting Manager, Low Carbon Futures at the Department, Peter Rampellini said the sessions would also discuss the emerging potential of bio-energy and bio-products — the use of organic matter to produce energy — to support a low emissions agricultural sector to help realise the State’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

‘The DPIRD’s Low Carbon Futures team will provide an overview of the resources, tools and support measures available to assist farmers to integrate carbon farming measures into their operations,” Mr Rampellini said.

“The team will provide details on how to access support from the Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program to undertake carbon farming activities on farm.”

He said the workshops and webinars were a great opportunity for farmers to get the latest information on carbon farming that would help build business resilience and diversity.

“Carbon farming is becoming an integral component of modern agriculture as more and more landholders adopt soil or vegetation land management measures that sequester — or capture — carbon on properties,” Mr Rampellini said.

The workshops will be held at Northam (13 June); Manjimup (20 June); Woodanilling (27 June) and Dalwallinu (8 August) with more dates to come.

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