TRANSITION A FARMER TO
Now we know the cause of drought and know the solution, our next challenge is how to educate everyone so that it makes cents to financially back the farmers as they manage courageously into the future and transition to Regenerative Agriculture? Changing generations of farming practices in the middle of massive financial hardship is a lot to ask a farmer out on the land doing it tough. But without providing our farmers with the resources to make the change, drought will definitively continue and absolutely get worse. Whether it rains or not. No carbon means permanent drought conditions. It is simple biology. And in 2019 we are almost below 1%.
NEEDED TO TRANSITION?
We ensure the farmer has the latest knowledge helping them to be successful getting carbon back into their soil. Regenerative practices include Holistic Grazing, no-till farming, maintaining groundcover, multi-species cover crops, crimp rolling, pasture cropping and many other innovations. Your donation helps the farmers update knowledge and equipment, change grazing management, buy seeds, protect biodiversity in fact anything that helps get the carbon in the soil. And there is a positive incentive as the farmer gets paid for success. As their carbon moves from the lows of 1% up to the target of 8%, the payment increases. A modest but consistent income to maintain and assist in regenerating the farm ecosystem.
CARBON8 is a subscription based platform that asks Australians to sign up for $8 a month for 1, 2 or 3 years. With the aim of sponsoring Australia’s farmers to increase their soil carbon to 8%. With an $8 monthly subscription farmers are given a financial incentive to increase the carbon. $8 a hectare for every % they increase. Ongoing long-term sustainable support. It’s the first platform of its kind in operation in Australia created for farmers by farmers who are all working in service to Australia and ready to evolve. This platform stands independent from government support or political parties. It’s a direct chain between the sponsors – the charity – and the farmers.
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“This is a movement to heal the heart of our foodchain. There is no bigger bolder achievement then to inspire the heart of our farmers across the nation to embrace regenerative agriculture and restore balance back to our soils, environments and food chains.”
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HOW FARMERS CAN HELP SUPPORT THE REEF
The Great Barrier Reef is Australia’s most treasured ecosystem and is worth around $6 billion a year to the economy, supporting 69,000 jobs.
Declining marine water quality, influenced by terrestrial runoff, is recognised as one of the most significant threats to the long-term health of the Great Barrier Reef. Strong scientific evidence indicates increased quantities of nutrients and pesticides are entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon and cane farming is one of the key sources.
Good water quality is crucial to improving the reef’s resilience and ability to recover from these pressures.
The key to protecting the Great Barrier Reef? Regenerative Agriculture.
Improving water quality, reduced fertiliser use, promoting landscape repair and preventing sediment runoff are the very issues that Regenerative Farming practices can deliver. Farmers need to be supported and encouraged in transitioning from conventional to regenerative agriculture and ongoing education and practical advice about on-ground actions will be key in supporting the future health of the reef.
The Charity behind the National Regenerative Agriculture Day has one primary objective- to restore balance. To Australia's food-chain, waterways, soil and communities. We are based in rural Wallangra NSW and committed to getting the Farmer, their Families and their Communities out of the drought better than when they went in.