Sequestering atmospheric carbon into the soil through carbon farming
The urgency of the climate crisis demands that we act now to lower the atmospheric concentration of GHG emissions today.
eAgronom Carbon Program enables farmers to get paid for carbon credits they generate through environment-friendly farming practices.
Companies can offset their carbon emissions to meet the climate goals and support sustainable farming.
Restore your soils and get paid for it!
“I have been thinking about adding cover crop after winter clover for a while to avoid erosion and enrich the soil. eAgronom carbon program makes it possible since carbon credit income covers the seed and work cost” – Rubert, 1,400ha farmer.
- Future-proof the farm with diversified income streams
- Richer soils
- Lower emissions
- Lower input costs
- Higher profit
- Stronger local communities
FOR CARBON OFFSET BUYERS
Offset your carbon emissions to meet the climate goals
Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year, over 26 billion tons. For each American, it’s about 20 tons. For people in poor countries, it’s less than one ton. It’s an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet. And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero. – Bill Gates
- Backed by science
- High quality carbon credits
- Local offsets through a farm in your area
- Extended ecosystem benefits
- Double-counting avoided
Agriculture is a major opportunity to reduce air pollution and create carbon sinks
- Agriculture (non-livestock) generates 15% of the worlds carbon pollution, but this can be reduced through investment in technology and conservative farming practices.
- Soil is the largest carbon sink outside oceans.
- Carbon removal will be crucial to avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.
Carbon Farming helps save our planet
- Improved soil and healthier food
- Reduced carbon emissions
- Increased carbon capture
- Reduced pollution and use of chemical inputs
- Increased species richness
How does voluntary carbon offsetting work?
1. Large companies want to offset their carbon footprint
- The company must first do what it can to minimise its GHG emissions. Then offset the remaining carbon.
- Offsetting is driven by
- company values and a sense of duty,
- societal pressure,
- increasing government regulations and tax pressure.
- Becoming carbon-neutral or -positive improves company brand image.
2. They look to finance carbon credit projects that reduce emissions or capture carbon
- E.g. Supporting a wind farm in India, planting trees in Brazil or supporting sustainable farming in Europe, Australia or North-America
3. A third party verifies the projects
- Ensuring additionality and permanence standards are met
4. Corporations pay the carbon project owners
- The price depends on what the buyers are willing to pay, as well as verification and administration costs.
- Prices are expected to increase in future.
Carbon credits for farmers
Farmer can earn carbon credits for improvement in carbon sequestration and reduction in carbon emissions
Sequester more carbon into the soil
- More legumes in the crop rotation
- Cover crops and under-crops
- Leave straw and/or animal manure on the field
Reduce emissions – keep more carbon in the soil
- Minimize tilling
- Manage soil compaction
- Optimised and precise mineral fertilisation
- Reduce fuel usage
Carbon offsetting for companies
Companies can offset their carbon emissions to meet the climate goals and support sustainable farming
- Buy credits that are backed by science
- Verified credits – certification available soon
- Support sustainable farming
- Less pollution
- Cleaner food
- Increased species richness
- Buy local credits from a farmer in your area.