Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increases biodiversity, enriches soils, improves watersheds, and enhances ecosystem services*.
Through careful observation, we manage each pasture dependent on its needs, utilising the following techniques:
Packhorse is committed to invest in technologies that accurately measure the benefits that the regenerative methods are having on the carbon levels in the soil. This includes installing devices such as multi-sensor soil core scanning systems to help measure soil carbon storage, flux towers that measure carbon dioxide movements and spatial satellite spatial imagery including photos and supporting notes.
Carbon stocks are measured upon government approval of a successful project and a baseline carbon stock produced at year 0.
Government then registers the stocks and allocates the project proponent Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs).
The effectiveness of Packhorse’s regenerative agriculture approach will be measured by Carbon Link Ltd (an independent provider consisting of a team of scientists, engineers, farmers and business people) through testing the levels of soil organic carbon (SOC).
Packhorse will then work with the Emissions Reduction Fund to deliver and develop the changes required to increase the SOC levels in the soil.
After five years, Carbon Link Ltd will retest the SOC levels and then the Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) will be issued.
An ACCU represents 1 tonne of CO2 and can be held or sold on the open market.
Carbon sequestration will continue to be measured over 25 years.