What are the Disadvantages of Carbon farming?
Are there any disadvantages of Carbon Farming?
Like many major projects humans may undertake, carbon farming has advantages and disadvantages. At Carbon Sync, we strongly believe that the results far outweigh the required effort. These results include improved primary production, potential carbon credit income and environmental benefits. The scientific and research community has established these benefits through rigorous studies over many years.
Like most projects of this scale, the benefits are realised over time. Thus, a soil carbon farming project is a long-term commitment, at least 25 years. The Clean Energy Regulator mandates 25 years as the minimum ‘permanence’ period required to access funding through the Emissions Reduction Fund.
To succeed as a carbon farmer, you may need to adjust your mindset. Furthermore, you will likely need to adjust some of your agricultural management practices. These management practices may have been established over generations. A shift of this magnitude can be daunting. Fortunately, Carbon Sync’s team of experts in soil carbon farming will be with you every step of the way. We will work with you, with our “boots on the ground,” to help you to make the required changes.
Successful carbon farmers are open to learning, trying new things and being comfortable with the fact that not every agricultural intervention will work perfectly.
The financial and personal rewards for participating in Carbon Sync’s projects can be significant, but they do not come without effort and commitment.