29 March 2012 – A handbook to help farmers and landholders make the most of the Carbon Farming Initiative has been launched by the Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Mark Dreyfus.

Releasing the handbook at a farmers’ forum in Casino, NSW, Mr Dreyfus said: “It sets out how farmers and landholders can improve land and farm sustainability while generating carbon credits that can be sold on domestic and international markets.”

The CSIRO, universities and other research bodies were developing methodologies with the federal government, including dairy cattle food supplementation, enhanced efficiency fertilisers, manure management and soil carbon, he said.