Biodiversity Plantings for Carbon Sequestration
Country Carbon is active in the origination of carbon offsets from native biodiversity plantings.
Biodiversity plantings for carbon sinks offer the landholder a way of achieving a financial return from the land set aside and also improving farm productivity for the land in food production.
Increasing vegetation cover on a farm, to enhance biodiversity and for other purposes, is likely to lead to higher productivity of commercial products, apart from those generated by the trees themselves. Several key benefits include:
– Insect control by birds
– Shelter for stock and crops – effects of windbreaks
– Protecting waterways.
Carbon farming provides a mechanism for landholders to also earn carbon offsets which can provide a commercial return for the land set aside for plantings. (This does not include any other commercial benefits for the land in food production).