In a nutshell, the Broadacre Carbon Program will allow Aussie broadacre enterprises to combine emission reduction, soil carbon sequestration, and tree planting activities under a single carbon methodology to earn carbon units under the Verra Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).
CFF’s Broadacre Carbon Program will be the first of its kind in Australia. Practices across emissions reduction, soil carbon and tree planting can be stacked together under the method. The program will be registered as a grouped project enabling service costs and risks to be spread across participating farms.
To successfully deliver the Broadacre Carbon Program, the CFF has joined forces with Dutch foundation Commonland to bring the globally recognised Verra carbon methodology (VM0042 Improved Agricultural Land Management) to Australia within two years.
Verra’s top-tier global carbon units can be used towards carbon-neutral certification under Australian frameworks, including Climate Active. Landowners can also hold the carbon credits or can sell the credits to other companies.
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As part of the Broadacre Carbon Program roll-out, CFF is running a 12-month research Pilot during the 2023 cropping season in Western Australia.
Accounting for 236,300 arable hectares, four landowners have signed up for the Broadacre Program’s pioneering Pilot.
The Pilot enables landholders to be recognised with Verified Carbon Units (VCUs) for eligible pre-registration activities, meaning they can be rewarded for sustainability efforts and practice improvements prior to project registration.
The Pilot seeks to:
Register your interest to stay up to date with the developments of the Broadacre Program and enrol in the next Pilot in the 2024 cropping season. We are accepting expressions of interest from all states in Australia as we expand the Program.
This includes tech partners, agronomists, researchers, funding and grant-making organisations, supply chain partners, grain industry advocates or associations who are interested in playing a part in the successful rollout of the Broadacre Program.
If you’re interested in learning more about how your organisation can become involved, please contact email@example.com.
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