Certainly there are many reasons rural producers should consider carbon farming:
- Lower quality grazing land can generate a higher return as carbon sinks than marginal grazing leaving;
- Increasing soil carbon can improve the overall health of pastures whilst generating income;
- Reduced methane emissions for carbon credits offers additional profitable ways to increase incomes for agribusiness;
- Carbon farming provides the landowner relatively ‘drought proof income’ source that is of great benefit during tough times. This provides much needed security to assist when times are tough and to help when conditions improve;
- Carbon income can be re-invested into productive agricultural assets;
- In many instances carbon farming income is proving to be a key way of reducing farm debt.
In short it generates farm income and assists with the overall farming enterprise to keep more landholders on the land.