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AgLife: Updated carbon reducing tool

Farmers can now better understand the potential opportunities from carbon-reducing activities using a farming tool developed by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency.

The LOOC-C or ‘Look See’ app gives farmers detailed assessments of how their land and farming practices could be eligible for rebates under a Climate Solutions Fund, CSF.

The newest update of the app now includes measurement of soil carbon and beef-cattle herd management.

The app gives estimates of abatement quantity for CSF methods in Australian carbon credit units for specific land areas, such as a paddock, and is consistent with the latest version of the National Carbon Accounting Model, used to estimate land-sector carbon emissions.

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This means LOOC-C users have access to the most up-to-date carbon estimates available, at the touch of a button.

CSIRO’s LOOC-C project leader Peter Fitch said the aim of the tool was to help farmers and land managers participate profitably in greenhouse-gas mitigation and maximise the benefits to the land from carbon markets.

“LOOC-C is unique and the quickest way of finding out what carbon farming options are available for your farm, what you’re eligible for and what the benefits might be,” he said.

People can access the app online at

CSIRO has also developed a digital service allowing access to the app’s data streams for ag-tech companies and carbon service providers to add value to their products and services.

The entire December 23, 2020 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire December 23, 2020 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!