National Industry-led Carbon Farming Outreach Program

National Industry-led Carbon Farming Outreach Program

Project Funder: Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Project Lead Organisation/Researcher: Grower Group Alliance

Project Durations: 2024-2026

Project Locations: National

Aim

This two year project will deliver a nation-wide carbon farming outreach program, largely in broadacre and pastoral industries.​

Led by the Grower Group Alliance, this project unites 40 farming and land management groups from all states and the Northern Territory with a combined partners’ membership of 20,000+ farming businesses. ​

Grower groups will provide training on a local scale, partnering with farm advisory service providers to deliver trusted, reliable advice to an estimated 3,500+ farming enterprises. Participants will be armed with capacity to reduce emissions, sequester carbon and consider carbon farming opportunities.​

 

Description and background

CWFS
  • CWFS to facilitate three workshops with industry experts on carbon farming and low-emissions technologies and practices. 

 

National program
  • 160 carbon farming related workshops to be delivered across Australia, based on DCCEEW train-the trainer program​
  • 130 trainers comprising staff from 50 grower groups and up to 80 industry professionals to complete the ‘train the trainer’ program, which will enable ongoing knowledge sharing.
  • Establish Steering Committee & Technical Working Group (TWG)​
  • Nominate participants for DCCEEW training.​
  • Co-design streamlined delivery process with TWG, including templates & materials.​
  • Support consortium in training delivery, provide access to experienced advisors.​
  • Develop advisor capabilities through a community of practice.​
  • Monitor consortium performance, collect data and report to DCCEEW​
  • 50 plus awareness-raising events and engagement at six major events to be undertaken​
  • Supporting training package evaluation processes, including providing feedback on gaps in training and collecting and providing to DCCEEW feedback from farmers and land managers.​
  • Information sharing, including sharing tailored resources created and/or case studies and supplying content for communications material (website/newsletter etc).​
  • Participation in Community of Practice, events and networking opportunities to be organised by DCCEEW.

Reports & Media Releases

 
Carbon Outreach Project – Train the Trainer Workshop Sydney 18th June 2024

 

CWFS CEO Diana Fear and CWFS Project Officer Chiara Stommel at the Carbon Outreach Train the Trainer Workshop

 

Partnership

Delivered with funding support from the Commonwealth of Australia through the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water under the Carbon Farming Outreach Program