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Mr Carbon Farming

Paull, John (2010) Mr Carbon Farming. Acres Australia, 18 (1), p. 28.

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Michael and Louisa Kiely founded Australia’s Carbon Coalition Against Global Warming in February 2006. It is now often abbreviated to the Carbon Coalition. The intention is to lobby for the right of Australian landholders to trade on the emissions offset market the credits that they can earn by sequestering carbon in their soils. Is soil carbon the new cash crop? asks Kiely. He speaks with the zeal of an evangelist and calls himself a ‘carbon farmer’. “Carbon farming is not a new practice. It is a new way to describe a collection of techniques which can increase soil organic carbon in agricultural land ... It’s about changing the way we farm ...” says Kiely. Carbon farming is managing the land to sequester carbon and farming techniques that can meet this end include organic farming, biodynamic farming and natural sequence farming.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Michael Kiely, carbon farming, carbon sequestration, carbon trading, carbon market.
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Environmental aspects
Soil
Farming Systems
Values, standards and certification
Knowledge management
Research affiliation: Australia
Australia > Australian National University
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:16641
Deposited On:12 Jan 2010 10:07
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:42
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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