Action on the Ground funding
Minister Joe Ludwig announced the first round of the Action on the Ground program on 29 November 2011.
From the DAFF website:
Action on the Ground is a component of Carbon Farming Futures and will invest up to $99 million of grant funding over six years to assist individuals and groups of landholders and research, industry and farming organisations across Australia to trial and demonstrate on-farm ways of reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and / or increasing and maintaining carbon stored in soil.
Action on the Ground on-farm projects will create new opportunities for landholders and farmers to participate in the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) by trialling and demonstrating outcomes from research programs including, but not limited to, the Climate Change Research Program and the Filling the Research Gap program. Projects under Action on the Ground will ensure that research results can be practically applied on the ground in real farming situations.
Action on the Ground is designed to enable on-farm trial and demonstration of practices and abatement technologies to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and/or increase carbon stored in soil. This will be achieved by supporting landholders, research, industry, non-government, government and farmer ‘care’ ‘grower’ groups/organisations come together to trial and demonstrate management practices and technologies on-farm that can reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and/or increase carbon stored in soil.
Applications close 8 February 2012.
For more information or to apply visit the DAFF website.