What is Carbon Farming?
Carbon farming is defined as the ‘drawdown’ or sequestration process where the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is stored safely as carbon through nature’s natural growing processes.
This is mainly performed through the plant’s photosynthesis/solar-plant cycle, or in other words is undertaken through the regeneration of our forests, oceans and soils (often sped up using regulated scientific methodologies).
Other carbon farming methods include emissions avoidance, where carbon emissions released to the atmosphere from a project are reduced. The carbon emissions that are either ‘avoided’ or ‘sequestered’ are calculated to form what is referred to as an Australian Carbon Credit Unit (1 tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent) and has the associated environmental/carbon value attached.
The team at Upscale Carbon believe that carbon and agriculture complement each other and will only strengthen the interconnectedness between industry, policy frameworks and sustainable land management solutions.