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Carbon Farming Futures
For information about projects already funded under the Carbon Farming Futures program, please follow the links below:
The Carbon Farming Futures program is ensuring that advances in land management technologies and techniques for emissions reduction and adaptation will lead to enhanced productivity and sustainable land use under a changing climate. These advances will allow farmers and other landholders to benefit from the economic opportunities of the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) while assisting Australia in achieving its long term emission reduction targets.
The program is creating new opportunities for land managers to enhance productivity, gain economic benefits and help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase carbon storage can also increase the land sector's resilience to climate change, protect Australia's natural environment and improve long term farm productivity.
The Department of Agriculture is responsible for delivering four components of the Carbon Farming Futures program:
- Filling the Research Gap - supporting research into new technologies and practices for land managers to reduce emissions and store carbon in the landscape. The program also funds a national survey to identify existing land management practices.
- Action on the Ground - assisting industry and farming groups test and apply research outcomes in real farming situations.
- Extension and Outreach - providing technical information and support to assist farmers, land managers and their key influencers to participate in land sector emissions management activities and the CFI.
- Conservation tillage refundable tax offset - providing a 15 per cent refundable tax offset for new eligible conservation tillage equipment, jointly delivered with the Australian Taxation Office. The Australian Government has announced that as part of the repeal of the Carbon Tax it intends to discontinue this program from 1 July 2014. Visit the Department of the Environment website for more information on the repeal of the Carbon Tax.
07 Nov 2013