Build Carbon in Your Soil

We help farmers navigate soil carbon projects.


Soil Carbon Services

We can help get your soil carbon project set up and running successfully.

We offer a menu of feasibility, set up and ongoing project services that will ensure your soil project is firing on all cylinders and compliant with the relevant methodology requirements! We help farmers land on a compliant and air-tight strategy to successfully build carbon in their soil. We provide third-party contractor connections, as well as options to coordinate and optimise mapping, stratification and baseline sampling.

What is a Soil Carbon Project?

Let’s start with the basics.

A soil carbon project is when you change the way you manage your cropping or grazing system to increase the amount of carbon stored in your soil. By building carbon in your soil, you are subsequently removing it from the atmosphere. This process is called soil carbon sequestration and you can earn Australian carbon credits for measuring your increase in soil carbon.

How do you increase carbon in soil?

A soil carbon project will require you to implement one or more new or materially different land management activities.

These include:

  • Application of nutrients or minerals to address a material deficiency in the soil (e.g., fertiliser)
  • Undertaking new irrigation
  • Re-establishing or rejuvenating pasture
  • Changing from a cropping or bare fallow to a pasture-based system
  • Improving grazing management
  • Reducing tillage or retaining stubble in cropping systems
  • Mechanical landscape modifications (such as water capture, clay delving or compaction intervention)
  • Integration of cover crops or legumes into rotations

What are the benefits of a soil carbon project?

Regenerate and improve soil function.

Getting carbon running through an existing farming system can result in increased farm productivity and other benefits including:

  • Higher plant yields and productivity
  • Improved nutrient retention and cycling
  • Increased water-holding capacity
  • Better soil structure, stability, and biological activity
  • The degradation of pollutants

Some helpful resources to get you on your way.

Let’s check if your land is eligible...

We’ve made it easy to check if you’re land is eligible and that you can fulfil the practical obligations of a soil carbon project with our Soil Carbon Eligibility Checklist!

...and find out more about the soil carbon method...

Your next steps...

You can tap into our feasibility services to understand the full financial and practical considerations of undertaking a soil carbon project on your enterprise. Email us at or give us a bell at (08) 6835 1140 to be connected with one of our project facilitators.

Let’s See a Soil Carbon Farming Project in Action

2,000 Hectare Soil Carbon project in the Great Southern region of WA

Project Strategy: 

Planned stubble retention, no till practices, multi-species perennials, rotational grazing and the application of nutrients across 25 years over a 9,700 Hectare property.


Project Goals:

Increase soil organic carbon by 0.42% across project lifetime, drawing down 20 tonnes of carbon per Ha.


DIY Opportunity: 

To reduce costs, the landowner will write their own Land Management Strategy using CFF template, coordinate the project and keep detailed project records to limit consultant site visits.

Results for Landowner

Average carbon price over 25 years​** $35 Spot Price $55 Spot Price
Landowner carbon units over 25 years*
Gross profit at 25 years​​
Gross profit per hectare per annum, over 25 years​​
Cost to produce each carbon credit​​ 
Upfront cost
Additional lifetime costs

* Factors CFF’s incentive fees at the time of publication, and is based on local soil carbon sampling. If soil tests aren’t available then regional data is used to estimate soil carbon levels. 
**See to make your own price assumptions.