The impacts of Carbon Farming
We believe that a Carbon Farming approach is such a positive, win-win situation that it should be adopted by farmers and growers up and down the land. When farmers really concentrate on improving soils by increasing organic matter levels, improving biodiversity and minimising disturbance, the following benefits are realised:
- More atmospherice carbon dioxide is locked up in soils
- Soil health, biodiversity and structure improves
- Crop yields improve, with direct impacts on food quality and farm profitability
- Water is more available to plants, whilst flooding and drought are less likely
- Long term health of soils and farming businesses are enhanced
With these things in mind we think Carbon Farming is a "no-briner" - why wouldn't you want to adopt these techniques? Well a simple answer is that many farmers don't have the confidence yet to make significant changes to their systems, or know the impacts of those changes. That is what this project is about - finding out what works and what doesn't, then communicating that to farmers and growers in an accesssible way.
Carbon Farming could really kick start a revolution that works for farmers, society and the planet. Thanks for all your support so far, it really is heartening and will enable us to do some really useful work.
The FCCT team.
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