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Carbon Farming Initiative

Carbon Farming Initiative

The Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) is a voluntary Australian Government carbon offsets scheme to help farmers and land managers earn additional income from reducing emissions such as nitrous oxide and methane and sequestering carbon in vegetation and soils through changes to agricultural and land management practices. By participating in the CFI, farmers and land managers who reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sequester carbon will be able to generate credits for this abatement that can then be sold to other individuals and businesses wishing to ‘offset’ their own GHG emissions. The CFI officially commenced on 8 December 2011 and since 2 April 2012 land managers have been able to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator to undertake CFI projects.

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