“Carbon farming has kept our young family on the land and in the community,” says Sasha.
Becoming a carbon farmer
What could carbon farming mean for you, your family and your business? Simply put, carbon farming helps you keep doing what you love.
Your land’s potential to store carbon could provide you, your family and community with an income that’s visible at least ten years into the future.
The exact benefits of carbon farming are different in each case, because every farm is unique. They could include:
Ability to plan ahead
Carbon farming could provide a revenue stream to help you maintain your business through harder years and give you the breathing space you need to plan ahead
Expand your business
Carbon farming could help you expand your business to mitigate your risks, or unlock opportunities to invest in new infrastructure for your land.
Regenerate your land
Carbon farming could enable you to pass on a regenerated, profitable and healthy property to the next generation.
Increase property value
Carbon farming can be an attractive selling point – meaning whether you sell, stay on or put your succession plan in place, you will have increased your land value.
Support succession planning
Carbon farming projects can help finance and facilitate property succession planning.
What you do with your new diversified income is up to you.
The carbon farmers we work with tell us they enjoy:
Doing something proactive to improve their land, while also earning an income
Breathing new life into marginal land to build a more sustainable business
Having the breathing space to plan for the future that comes with a secure long-term income
Being able to use land that was historically less productive in a smarter way
Building on generations of land use knowledge and preserving the history of their land
Tailoring their carbon farming project plan in a way that’s right for their own farm and family
Using their carbon farming income to try new techniques and technologies
Having the chance to plough income back into the land through new machinery or infrastructure
Using the extra income to do something for the family rather than just the business.
Carbon farming in practice – case studies from our carbon farming partners
“While the livestock market can fluctuate, carbon farming helps you budget and set out plans for the future,” Michael says.
Working with Climate Friendly
In Climate Friendly, you’ve got a trusted business partner who you can call on at any time.
Our team of experts will help you navigate the process of becoming a carbon farmer and make sure you receive an income stream in return for your contribution to tackling the climate challenge.
Climate Friendly is on hand to cut through the jargon for you so can get clear on the rules and reap the future benefits of your project.
As your business partner, we share upfront costs and only get paid when you get paid. We cover everything from project mapping and field measurement to audit costs so that you can get on with doing what you do best – looking after your land, your family and your community.
Types of carbon farming projects you could implement on your property
“Without Climate Friendly we would not have got a project up and running” says Will. “Carbon farming is a risk management tool for our business – it safeguards our passive income, as well as helping with climate change”
Will TreloarCarbon farmer, SW QLD
“While the livestock market can fluctuate, carbon farming helps you budget and set out plans for the future with a secure source of income,” he says.“It means we can plan for the future compared to just trying to get through one week at a time”.