Posted: November 30th, 2020
A new guide which outlines the benefits of carbon farming and how Aboriginal organisations can participate in this industry has been launched by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).
The publication called ‘Setting up for success’ is focused on Human Induced Regeneration (HIR) carbon farming projects on pastoral leases. The guide includes information about how Aboriginal Organisations can benefit from carbon farming projects. It also describes the requirements for carbon project developers to obtain free, prior and informed consent from Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate.
HIR activities can improve agricultural productivity, soil health, and water quality, and help protect native species of plants and animals.
HIR activities include:
- keeping livestock away from growing trees
- grazing livestock for shorter periods in certain areas
- managing feral animals in a humane way
- managing plants that aren’t native or wouldn’t naturally occur in the project area, and
- stopping the removal of trees that are growing in the project area.
A copy of the guide can be found here.
Aboriginal corporations and groups can also seek further assistance from the Aboriginal Economic Development team at DPIRD by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0459 867 908.