Farmers looking to combine environmental benefits with a guaranteed long-term income stream should consider carbon credits.

By planting trees, restoring peatland or adapting soil management plans, landowners can help both remove and reduce the amounts of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere.

Buyers – generally either the government or large companies looking to offset their carbon footprint – will pay a set amount for each carbon unit (tonne of sequestered carbon) achieved by farmers’ efforts…

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