The Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit is looking for farmers to be involved in their new and exciting project, which aims to quantify which management practices work best to improve carbon storage in soil.
The project, which has been kindly funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, along with support from FCCT’s recent crowdfunding campaign, will allow for much needed data to be collected on soil carbon sequestration whilst at the same time enabling farmers to play a positive role in the development of effective climate change mitigation mechanisms.
Sequestering (or storing) carbon in farm soils, is a win-win not just for farmers, but for society and the planet. By building organic matter (and carbon) levels within soils, it is possible to improve water holding capacity, biological activity, nutrient cycling, soil structure and aggregate stability, all which have benefits to the farm business.