The National Landcare Network (NLN) is the peak representative body for Community Landcare in Australia, and is a major organisational partner with Landcare Tasmania. Read on for a exciting updates on the partnership with Farmers for Climate Action, and how to apply for the Agriculture Stewardship Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot Program.
Farmers for Climate Action Partnership
Two of Australia’s leaders in on-farm conservation, biodiversity and climate change have joined forces.
The peak representative body for Community Landcare, National Landcare Network (NLN), and Farmers for Climate Action have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which aims to help advance strong climate and biodiversity policy, jointly advocate for better coordination of NRM funding across all stakeholders and share information across the networks of the two groups.
Caption: Pictured from left: National Landcare Network Partnerships Manager Kristin den Exter with Farmers For Climate Action Community Organiser, Emily Jones, in Kyogle NSW.
Jim Adams, CEO of the National Landcare Network said, “Grassroots Landcarers are increasingly facing climate change impacts and looking to be part of the solution. This partnership with Farmers for Climate Action will enable Landcarers to better engage with climate action – whether that be through knowledge sharing, policy development, or advocacy.”
Agriculture Stewardship Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot Program
Landcarers in the NRM South region are encouraged to apply for the Agriculture Stewardship Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot (C+B Pilot), a component of the Australian Government’s Agriculture Stewardship Package. The pilot is exploring how a market mechanism can be used to buy and sell biodiversity services and thereby improve environmental outcomes and provide new financial opportunities for farmers.
Environmental planting projects undertaken in the C+B Pilot will be eligible to receive:
- Carbon credits for the carbon dioxide they sequester in the plants
- Cash payments for the biodiversity benefits they provide
An update from:
Marketing and Communications Manager
National Landcare Network