A updated tool developed by the CSIRO that helps farmers better understand the potential opportunities from carbon-reducing activities has been launched.
The LOOC-C app gives farmers detailed assessments of how their land and farming practices could be eligible for rebates under the government's Climate Solutions Fund.
The app's latest update features measurements of soil carbon and beef cattle herd management.
It provides data that is consistent with the latest version of the National Carbon Accounting Model, which is used to estimate land sector carbon emissions.
CSIRO's LOOC-C project leader Peter Fitch said the aim of the tool is to help farmers and land managers participate profitably in greenhouse gas mitigation.
"LOOC-C is unique and the quickest way of finding out what carbon farming options are available for your farm, what you're eligible for and what the benefits might be," Mr Fitch said.
Natural Resource Management Regions Australia chief executive Dr Kate Andrews has endorsed the tool since its launch in December 2019.
"This app is an example of what the industry needs at the moment," Dr Andrews said.
"You can tell that the development of the app included input from both landholders and project developers and it's great to see these types of products coming from CSIRO."
Carbon farming is seen as a way for landholders to help reduce national carbon emissions by capturing and holding carbon in their plants and soil, to generate environmental and on-farm benefits and get paid for it.
The app can be accessed at looc-c.farm
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