What's on the way

When we look after our soil, the environmental and economic benefits are huge, with improved agricultural productivity and soil resilience and reduced emissions. That’s why we’re investing in monitoring, improving and protecting it with a range of soil carbon initiatives.

Better soil carbon measurement

Supported through the National Soil Carbon Data Program ($8 million).

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Affordable soil carbon measurement

Supported through the National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge ($37 million).

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Additional income for farmers

They can earn carbon credits to sell when they implement management practices to store soil carbon.

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Put to good use

Additional income for farmers and improved agricultural productivity.

Soil carbon projects can generate carbon credits that provide additional income for farmers while improving agricultural productivity and soil resilience. Each carbon credit represents one tonne of carbon stored, and the credits can be sold to the Government or business wanting to offset their emissions.

Farmers can access this through the Emissions Reduction Fund

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How soil carbon storage works

How soil carbon storage works