Carbon farming is an agricultural method that can be applied in various types of farms through to storage of atmospheric carbon in the soil, which helps to transfer carbon to the soil in agricultural lands. CO2 is first absorbed from the air by plants through photosynthesis. It is decomposed by roots and other parts and converted into soil carbon by microbes. In this way, CO2 is stored in the soil in the form of organic matter, especially humus. Many of these practices are common in organic farming, regenerative farming, permaculture, and other approaches to food production.
Soil organic carbon is actually the carbon stored in the soil as a part of the soil matter, as well as plant and animal matter. There are various stages of carbon in the soil. It means that the carbon does some processes in the soil, as it can prove to be dangerous to the environment. However, there are some positive sides of the story, meaning the carbon stored in the soil can indicate plant growth, with which produce growth is indicated too. Most importantly, there is a reverse process as well. The growth of a plant indicates organic carbon in the soil. Both the soil and the plants can benefit from it being carbon-rich.
It mostly depends on the land's data and nature. Some companies in the agriculture industry work towards increasing the soil in carbon, from which they can benefit by selling it and making profits. Also it's important to increase the use of products that grow in carbon-rich soil, balancing it with the use of organic soil for other products.
We are proud to prove, together with the project landowner, that quality, verified, carbon farming from native forest conservation can provide a good economic alternative to deforestation. To avoid further deforestation in the Paraguayan Chaco, we need solutions that can be implemented immediately, can scale and are bankable for all parties involved.
We support farmers' transition to farming by making it easier for them to generate carbon credits for regenerative applications. This facilitation process provides financing solutions and agricultural support. Also It ranges from the verification of carbon credits to the sale of carbon credits.
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Meet our expert team with whom you can share your farm management data. Based on your farm managements and lands, we together create data-driven plans for implementation.
We apply the models to establish a baseline of soil organic carbon in your land and potential carbon sequestration through planned regenerative applications.
We generate a carbon credit, document all the outputs of your land, thereby providing a new sustainable income system.
There are many creative ways that soil organic carbon can be implemented within. The opportunities are endless. You can discover new uses for soil organic carbon, depending on the costs, effects, ecological reasons, among other factors. Here are some important points for how you can make the soil more productive with carbon farming:
System management is perhaps the one that comes as the most reasonable one. This includes cropping systems for the green manure, compost extracts, manipulating with livestock, and many other ways to help you manage the soil organic carbon. These systems have shown the best results so far. Using the land properly, you can find more on the positive side.
Legumes and perennials have also shown some great results. In fact, there is a pasture system or when a rotation on the legumes is done, the biomass gets increased.
Conventional agriculture includes monoculture cropping, tilling, chemical pesticides, and more. These can have significant negative sides on the soil, but within these conventional practices, we've found eco-friendly solutions, as they can increase the organic carbon and not affect the environment as much.
If the biological work is done, then it is very likely for the soil carbon to be at a higher range than previously, when none of the research and the work were done. Biological activities, which are on the healthier side, also make stronger root systems and it makes plants grow faster. It's mainly done with increased organic carbon in the soil.
DGB has a pipeline of 9 projects on 10 different locations and forecasts to generate over 6 million tonnes of carbon offsets in H2 2021.
Bulindi Chimpanzee Habitat Restoration aims to rapidly restore declining chimpanzee habitat in Bulindi, Uganda, through active afforestation.
This investment in what is a sustainable forest management process also helps conserve water in one of Kenya’s key catchment areas.
The project has multiple locations, however, most of the trees are planted in three villages in the Yoko Sub Division in the Centre Region of Cameroon spanning an area of 2,300 – 3,000 hectares.