The Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) allows farmers and land managers to earn carbon credits by storing carbon or reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the land. These credits can then be sold to people and businesses wishing to offset their emissions.
The CFI also helps the environment by encouraging sustainable farming and providing a source of funding for landscape restoration projects.
Participation in the CFI is voluntary; farmers and landholders can choose whether or not to be involved.
Much has been written in the media about 'carbon farming'. In this forum we will hear from some leading experts in their field on both the challenges and the opportunities that will face farmers and landholders under the new carbon tax regime and the potential role of the CFI in helping them adapt to this new era.
Professor Tim Reeves