Australian ERF: Measurement of soil carbon sequestration in agricultural systems

Sadie S

This method provides landholders and businesses the opportunity to earn Australian Carbon Credits (ACC) by changing their land management practices to increase soil organic carbon. It includes instructions for undertaking projects and estimating the resulting ACC abatement. It also allows for some flexibility of land management practices so that it can be customized to the specific region and farm. The benefits from increasing soil carbon in pasture, croplands, horticultural or mixed farming system soils might increase crop yields, increase pasture quality, reduced soil erosion and improved soil health.

Australia: Department of the Environment and Energy