How much land do you need for Carbon Farming?
The amount of land needed for carbon farming can vary depending on the existing characteristics of the land. It also depends upon the specific carbon farming practices used:
Agroforestry: Agroforestry involves planting trees on agricultural land to provide multiple benefits, including increased carbon sequestration. The amount of land needed for agroforestry will vary depending on the spacing of trees.
Cover cropping: Cover cropping involves planting crops that are not harvested, but instead left in the field to improve soil health and increase carbon sequestration. The amount of land needed for cover cropping will vary depending on the specific crops used.
Grazing management: Grazing management practices that increase soil health, such as rotational grazing, can increase carbon sequestration on pastureland. The amount of land needed for grazing management practices will vary depending on the size of the herd.
In general, carbon farming practices can be implemented on a range of scales. These include small-scale farms through to large-scale cropping and/or grazing farms.
The more cleared land you have, the greater the opportunity to spread the initial set-up costs over greater land mass and accrue carbon credits across your land.
Carbon Sync seeks to work with larger landholders to amortise these initial establishment costs over larger land bases. If you are managing over 250 hectares of cleared land, we would welcome an initial enquiry through our Contact page.