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Funding for Carbon Farming

The Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Food have launched “Filling the Research Gap” as part of its Carbon Farming Futures Program. 201 million dollars will be invested to support research into emerging abatement technologies, strategies and innovative management practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector, sequester carbon and enhance sustainable agricultural practices.

The funding is available to Australian companies, business, research organisation, government agencies and departments. Research priorities for funding round one of the Filling the Research Gap program are:

  • reducing methane emissions
  • reducing nitrous oxide emissions
  • increasing soil carbon
  • improved modelling capability.

This is a good opportunity for the Ag sector to investigate ways to better manage our emissions and ultimatley profit from doing so.

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About the Author:

Euan Beamont is Co-Founder/Director of Energy Farmers Australia. From a rural background Euan has always had a strong connection to the land and is very passionate about the sustainability of agriculture. Euan believes that a carbon price is a good thing for agriculture and will enable farmers to change to more sustainable farming practices and move away from their reliance on fossil based energy.
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