Filling the Research Gap (FtRG)
About Filling the Research Gap
The Filling the Research Gap program was a component of the Carbon Farming Futures program. It supported research into emerging abatement technologies, strategies and innovative management practices that sequestered carbon or reduced greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector, assisted farmers to adapt to a changing climate and enhanced sustainable agricultural practices.
Filling the Research Gap built on research undertaken through the Climate Change Research Program. Projects targeted current research gaps around abatement technologies and practices. The research priorities were reducing methane emissions, reducing nitrous oxide emissions, sequestering carbon, improving modelling capability and adapting to climate change.
Research outcomes underpinned the development of a number of new abatement methodologies that land managers can use to participate in the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The ERF, a voluntary carbon offsets scheme, allows participating land managers to earn additional income from reducing emissions and storing carbon in the landscape. Further information about research findings from the CFF can be found in the publication Boosting farm productivity – Improved soils and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
There were 88 projects worth $74 million being funded under Filling the Research Gap:
- Livestock methane research
- Manure management research
- Nitrous oxide research
- Soil carbon research
- Modelling and farm systems research
- Adaptation research
Filling the Research Gap was administered by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture.
To find out more about the other Carbon Farming Futures programs administered by the department, please follow the links below: