Healthy soils, healthy climate

 We are a movement of farmers working to realise the potential of agriculture as a Gigaton Carbon Drawdown industry.

 At SoilCQuest 2031, we believe soil carbon is the central metric of success for farm resilience, productivity and profitability.

Bringing farmers & scientists together

SoilCQuest 2031 is a grassroots research institute of scientists, farmers, agronomists and educators with a passion for agriculture.

Our not-for-profit organisation has a vision for the future where our industry & our planet thrive. We have a dedicated agenda of agricultural soil carbon sequestration, at speed, at scale. 

The SoilCQuest team is made up on-the-ground practitioners who work closely with landholders. We understand the culture & daily on-farm context and how it drives decisions & change.

We recognise the resourcefulness of our industry and the importance of facilitating & enabling farming systems and practices. We provide scientific validation for grassroots ideas and promote peer-to-peer learning to deliver on our mission.

We enjoy strong relationships and collaborate productively with industry, government & academia.

SoilCQuest has an audacious vision to help double the world’s on-farm carbon stocks by 2031. We are unapologetically ambitious towards fulfilling our quest.

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Our Research

Carbon farmscapes

This SoilCQuest 2031 initiative was born out of the recognition that there is an urgent global need to draw down gigatons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to aid climate change mitigation. However, agricultural food and fibre production must at the same time be preserved and bolstered.

We need to integrate agricultural landscape resilience and productivity with carbon sequestration and environmental enhancement. We can do this by using the best agroecological methods that deliver co-benefits / ecosystem services to the farm system – the win-win produced by developing virtuous natural cycles.

Farmers we collaborate with


 Luke Wood 'Lily Dale' Manildra


Stuart McDonald 'Belmont' Canowindra


Steve Nicholson 'Eniva' Forbes

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