Soil Carbon Farming in Queensland
Every State in Australia differs slightly when it comes to soil carbon farming.
How is Queensland different?
Queensland stands out as a leader in Australia for soil carbon sequestration. The tropical and subtropical climate offers ideal conditions to cultivate perennial grasses, legumes or simultaneously manage forestry with agriculture – all of which are excellent practices that store significant amounts of Carbon from our atmosphere into the Earth’s crust. Queensland producers have been pushing boundaries and actively incorporating these methods to achieve impressive results.
Below we’ve included two helpful educational pieces:
Tom and Antoinette Archer are cattle and carbon farmers from a property called Rexton, just outside the town of Goondiwindi in Queensland, Australia. Their story is typical of a committed, professional and visionary Australian farming family that see value in soil carbon farming.
This is their story.
The Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) is a Government fund setup to purchase Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs). It helps Australia meet its emission reduction targets. One ACCU represents 1 tonne of CO2 emissions avoided or sequestered. An ERF soil carbon project enables a producer to generate ACCUs and sell them to the Government, companies or private buyers. Projects generate ACCUs by implementing new eligible management practices that sequester carbon into the soil. One tonne of Soil Organic Carbon sequestered is equivalent to 3.66 tonnes of CO2.
What projects qualify?
Our soil carbon farming team in Queensland are highly trained and experienced in developing soil carbon opportunities for producers across a wide range of landscapes. We’re always on the road visiting producers and are only too happy to drop by to answer any questions you may have.
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