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WA Carbon funding now available

WESTERN Australian farmers looking to improve environmental sustainability through carbon farming can now apply for funding of up to $15,000 for expert advice.

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 Round two of Carbon for Farmers Voucher Program is now open. Photo: Mark Saunders

Round two of Carbon for Farmers Voucher Program is now open. Photo: Mark Saunders

The latest round of the WA Government's Carbon for Farmers Vouchers Program is now open, with individuals and groups of farmers who want to work together in setting up carbon farming projects welcome to apply.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) will administer the vouchers program, which can be used to engage a range of carbon service providers including agronomists, and financial, legal and environment consultants, to determine feasibility and develop a carbon farming plan. 

These plans can support farmers who want to apply for future rounds of WA's $15 million WA Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program, which provides eligible farmers in the Southwest Land Division with financial assistance for estiblishing new soil and vegetation projects.  

Minister for Agriculture and Food, Forestry and Small Business, Jackie Jarvis, said the Carbon for Farmers Voucher Program will help farmers access tailored agronomic and business advice, to take their first steps into a sustainable farming future.

"Interest in this program continues to grow, as industry becomes more aware of carbon farming and the significant potential flow-on economic benefits," Jarvis said.

"The Cook Government is committed to tackling climate change, while also ensuring the resilience of WA's agriculture industry."

Applications close on Friday 29 September 2023. 

Click here for more information or to apply for a Carbon for Farmers Voucher. 

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