Like the words of this classic song we are now also heralding a new era. An era where farmers can be Climate Heroes - after all, it is only farmers who have the stewardship of the land that we need to store the carbon in our trees and soil - taking it out of harm’s way, and using it to feed our population, and the future world population.
We have long campaigned for farmers to be able to trade in the carbon markets and be paid fairly for what they grow - and the 2011 Conference and Expo and Carbon Cocky Awards are a culmination of this journey.
Turning the Carbon Farming Initiative into cash flowing in
Trading under the CFI begins in November this year. That is why ‘preparing to trade’ is a central theme of this year’s Carbon Farming Conference. We have secured expert speakers from the global world of carbon trading and the highest levels of the Government. Click here for more.
"We won't abolish Carbon Farming Initiative": Opposition
The Opposition announced that it would not repeal the CFI: “We will not be abolishing the bill,” said Shadow Minister Greg Hunt. Click here for more.
National Farmers' Federation support Carbon Farming Initiative
NFF president Jock Laurie has been a supporter of Carbon Farming since we first briefed him in 2006 when he was with NSW Farmers Association. Click here for more.
Who will be Carbon Cocky of the Year? Call for entries
The search for Australia’s best ‘carbon farmer’ is on as part of the Carbon Cocky of the Year Awards. Click here for more.
Carbon Farmers warned against unsound science
Farmers interested in increasing carbon sequestration in their soils should beware reports coming out of the Soil Carbon Research Program (SCRP) because they mistake conventional farming for ‘carbon farming’. Click here for more.
Carbon Farming Initiative a world first
The Carbon Farming Bill passed by the Australian Senate is the world's first national scheme that regulates the creation and trade of carbon credits from farming and forestry. Click here for more.
Soil Carbon Credits - A methodology soon?
A practical methodology for allowing farmers to be rewarded for storing more carbon in their soils will soon be submitted to the Government’s expert panel for assessment under the Carbon Farming Initiative. The key feature of the methodology is the way it overcomes the oft-quoted barriers to trade in soil carbon credits: additionality, permanence, and measurement. Click here for more.