About the program
The Carbon Initiative Program is a $2 million investment across 15 projects to explore novel approaches to carbon storage, greenhouse gas emission reduction and emission avoidance, as well as methods to drive awareness, overcome barriers and develop market pathways for farmers, fishers and foresters.
Each of the 15 projects have been grouped into the below six themes:
- Innovative and novel solutions (e.g. Technologies and practices) for storing carbon or reducing or avoiding greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, fisheries or forestry businesses
- Evaluation of cooperative models under a carbon market as a method of increased engagement and uptake by producers, including exploring new or augmented approaches
- Market development pathways for producers—from identifying policy and regulatory barriers, to exploring new models and corporate partnerships e.g. Evolving consumer and retailer expectations and corporate, social and governance (CSG) responsibilities
- Novel approaches to identifying, developing and commercialising co-benefits from carbon farming for income diversification
- Increasing producer engagement and alignment of activities across the agricultural value chain in relation to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- Partnership opportunities for AgriFutures Australia to invest in existing projects and initiatives that directly impact agriculture, fisheries and forestry producers’ knowledge and/ or capacity to manage carbon in their business.
Cooperative models to encourage smaller producers to enter the carbon marketFind out more
Identifying barriers to carbon farming and finding solutionsFind out more
Developing and decarbonisation co-benefits from carbon farming activitiesFind out more
Increasing involvement of the entire agricultural value chain in reducing GHG emissionsFind out more
Partnership opportunities for AgriFutures Australia in existing projects.Find out more
National Challenges and Opportunities
In the sprawling landscape of Australian agriculture, safety is paramount
Since 2001, 1,742 individuals have tragically lost their lives due to non-intentional incidents on farms in Australia, with 32 deaths reported in 2023 alone.
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GLOBAL INNOVATION NETWORKS / 20.02.24
Exceptional Edge unveiled: AgriFutures evokeAG. 2024 underway
AgriFutures evokeAG. 2024 opened its doors today, welcoming over 1,800 delegates to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Western Australia, to share, connect, and collaborate for the future of Australia’s agrifood tech industry.
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EMERGING INDUSTRIES / 13.02.24
Snap into Innovation: Australia’s Crocodile Industry Unveils RD&E Plan
Today marks a significant milestone for the Australian crocodile industry with the launch of the Australian Crocodile Industry RD&E Plan 2024-2029.
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PASTURE SEEDS / 13.02.24
The rise of insecticide resistance in the redlegged earth mite
Insecticide resistance in redlegged earth mites (RLEM) has been closely monitored over the last 15 years. Initial instances of resistance surfaced in 2006 in Western Australia and since then, it has expanded to regions within Western Australia, South Australia, and Victoria, posing a growing concern for existing chemical control options.
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