The Cool Soil Initiative

The Cool Soil Initiative is a paddock to product partnership, working with grain growers through regional farming systems groups (FSGs) to test and validate management practices that can then mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on-farm, to support the ongoing sustainability, productivity, and profitability of farming enterprises.


Examples include:

  • On-farm demonstration projects that validate the soil and GHG impacts/benefits from different practices
  • Peer-to-peer learning to increase uptake on leading practices across the regions
  • Effective, validated tool to measure GHG emissions from Australian cropping farmers that is connected into global grain production, commodity markets and food manufacturing.

Cool Soil Vision

Helping to future-proof the Aussie grains industry against a changing climate and evolving marketplace.

What are the benefits for Farmers?

The benefits include:

  • Mitigating risk by proactively working to reduce GHG on farm, and improve the sustainability of farming practices
  • Access to financial support for innovation and trials of new practices
  • Data to support on-farm decision making – improve productivity and profitability
  • Support and engagement from FSGs and soil scientists
  • Access to research project findings to support practice
  • Reduced on-farm GHG
  • Use of Cool Farm Tool to measure and validate on-farm GHG emissions reductions

To register your interest contact Cat Worner, CWFS on 0488 032 368 or email You can also download this booklet for more information.