The Carbon8 Goal

To transition Aussie farmers to regenerative agriculture and support them to rebuild the carbon (organic matter) in their soil from 1% to 8%. 

The Problem

The state of farming today isn't ideal.

Currently, the carbon levels in our soil is at an all-time low at 1%. 

Issue 01

Carbon Emissions

Industrial farming practices that result in bare agricultural ground releases carbon into the atmosphere. It is seen as the leading cause of our current environmental issues.

Issue 02

Reduction of Biodiversity

Industrial farming methods have depleted our natural biodiversity, accelerated species extinction and destroyed much of the world’s natural wildlife habitat.

Issue 03

Drought & Desertification

A third of earth’s soil is acutely degraded due to industrial agriculture resulting in desertification with over 40% of the world’s population affected.

Our Solution

What we can do about it

By transitioning to regenerative agricultural practices, we can help rebuild carbon levels. 

Technique 01

Multi-species cropping & cover crops

Multi-Species cropping increases diversity in farming systems by growing a variety of different plants together. It is the most effective way to improve soil health and reverses damage caused by years of industrial, full tillage farming practices.

In practical terms, this means that a system of regenerative agriculture will look more like a natural ecosystem than a mono-cultured field.

Technique 02

Holistic grazing

Cattle play a fundamental role in regenerating our soils. Holistic grazing frequently rotates livestock to help restore deserts back into grasslands. 

This gives the pasture a chance to recover fully before being re-grazed, which benefits the soil, wildlife and ensures that manure is spread evenly.

Technique 03

Water cycle restoration

Restoring the natural water cycles supports the soil's ability to absorb water when it rains and release it when it is dry. Combining this with agroforestry, where trees and plants are grown with crops and pasture, enhances the lands capacity to store water. 

This moderates air and soil temperature, helps repair water cycles, supports biodiversity, draws down carbon and enhances soil organic matter.

Why It Matters

The impact on our environment.

Increasing carbon in the soil cleans our air, saves water, improves biodiversity, and grows healthier food.

Improved biodiversity

Supports climate stability through functioning ecosystems. These natural systems incorporate the whole, leaving roles for everything to work in harmony.