How can you generate income from lands for your people?

Carbon credits offer a major income source for your land and people. As the largest project developer in the Netherlands, we support governments and country managers in their carbon credit selling journey. Integrating trees into your land management opens up new income opportunities for farmers and landowners. Don't miss out on this chance to unlock a new revenue stream for your community!

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Looking to make the most out of your lands?

Financial returns with social and environmental impact

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Soil health and fertility

Our nature-based projects improve soil health and fertility and are a key way to support smallholder farmers. By working with us, you could help these farmers increase their household income and become sustainable.

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Land is a new treasure

Your land is a valuable resource, and we can help you unlock its full potential. Throughout history, land has driven change and innovation, and today they remain vital centres of economy, innovation, and new technologies.

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Returns from carbon

Our carbon projects are profitable for landowners and farmers. Our team of experts can advise you on the best way to achieve the greatest financial benefit. With our projects and support, you'll receive an income from your land.

Practical income and long-term funding with carbon farming

Through our Conservation Agreement, we offer payments per hectare per year for a 30-year period. We also assess the effectiveness of habitat banks in accordance with our Biodiversity Management Plan. Best of all, our programme won't affect your land title, so you can continue to use your land as you see fit.

At DGB, we're committed to supporting nature restoration and sustainable community development. Our resources and expertise can help you make a real impact. No matter where you're starting from, we'll be there to guide and accelerate your efforts.

Ready to learn more about how carbon farming can benefit you and the planet? Contact us today.

Improved agricultural productivity

Farmers can benefit from productivity improvements, reduced costs, and improved farm resilience with carbon farming and sustainable land management.

Better soil health and decreased salinity

A study on agroecology across 57 countries found that it increased productivity on 12.6 million farms with an average 79% crop yield increase.

Rewarding, sustainable projects

How do carbon projects generate income?

Carbon projects capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. The amount of CO2 captured is then verified and sold through carbon credits.

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Feasibility study

Our expert team of ecologists and biologists run a feasibility study on the land.

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Project design

Project managers design the project and set up timelines for implementation.

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Verra verification

The project is validated and verified by an independent verification body.

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Credits sold

The carbon offsets created by the project can be sold as carbon credits, generating income.

Our global projects

47.6+

million trees being planted

250,000

hectares of country scouted

44.9+

million tonnes of CO₂ to be captured

600+

jobs being created

300,000

efficient cookstoves to be distributed



Curious about our work in Kenya and beyond?

At DGB, we're committed to restoring nature and supporting sustainable livelihoods around the world. Our projects span the globe, focus on preventing deforestation while providing local people with a sustainable income. With our brochure, you can dive deeper into the details of how DGB is making a direct impact on communities and ecosystems alike. Join us in our mission to create a healthier planet for everyone.

Earn an income while protecting nature

Why choose us?

"In return for wildlife-friendly land management, you can obtain long-term guaranteed incomes as a landowner where management and costs are defined by you. Your land's ownership is untouched. In addition to the established management plan, there are no statutory designations or access requirements. Farmers and landowners can participate in carbon offsetting by capturing and storing emissions. Farmers and landowners can start earning sustainable, practical incomes with DGB, the biggest project developer in the Netherlands."

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Nicholas Wall
Project Ecologist

"We know the vital role of farmers and understand that they have limited capacity to navigate this new journey alone. Our main goal is to provide developing and sustainable incomes for the future. We do this by creating an additional income stream for the farmer, whereby most of the carbon income is allocated directly to the farmer, while the soil becomes healthier thanks to the analysis and innovative practices of our world-class experts. Basically, we streamline the entire process for sustainable income so that farmers can focus on what they're good at: farming."

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Selwyn Duijvestijn
Chief Executive Officer

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Frequently asked questions

What are the requirements for lands?

We support all farmers who are willing to adopt more sustainable farming methods. We provide value for every farmer. Just show us the land, and we'll come up with ways to help you. DGB will partner with you to adopt good practices for your farm and help you get paid for the credits you generate. Examples include adding cover crops, reducing tillage, and other methods that benefit your soil and bottom line as well as our planet. Through DGB, the increased soil carbon sequestration and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from these practices generate registry-issued carbon credits, which are increasingly in demand by major corporations. 

What are the farmer's responsibilities?

DGB covers credit verification and soil sampling costs, and we act as your committed partner in actively working to connect with buyers and sell credits at premium market prices. Our expert team will support your carbon journey with five-year contracts and tailor-made agronomic support. Together, we'll get the most value from carbon farming long-term, both from carbon credit income and soil health improvements. So basically, farmers do the farming and we handle the rest.

How much can farmer get paid?

Prices vary based on farm location and size. However, growers are always guaranteed a minimum payment per carbon credit. Please contact us and tell us what you have available, and we'll create a tailor-made offer for the farm

What does it take to apply and start a project?

Very little. Just give us your coordinates, and we'll take care of the rest. We do not require upfront fees or acreage minimums to participate. Cutting-edge technology, a data-driven approach and third-party verification ensure that DGB can rapidly start and accelerate projects. 

How do farmers store carbon in soil?

As plants in the field grow, they naturally absorb carbon from the atmosphere and store it in the soil through their roots. The amount of carbon stored can depending on the soil type of the land and the climate in which it is located.

What happens if there is too much carbon in the soil?

The amount of organic carbon stored in the soil is the sum of the inputs to the soil (plant and animal remains) and the losses from the soil (decomposition, erosion and uptake in plant and animal production). If too much carbon is formed in the soil, this can reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide and improve soil quality.

Who is selling carbon credits?

All farmers and landowners can sell carbon credits. Landowners are eligible to receive carbon credits at a rate of one per tonne of CO2 to landowners. DGB helps land owners understand how much carbon their land can sequester each year

How much does it cost to run a carbon farm?

It will require some upfront investment and can result in a temporary reduction in productivity. However, after two years, you will earn more as an organic farmer and receive income from carbon credits.

How much is a carbon credit worth today?

Prices for carbon credits vary continuously and depend on many factors. As of September 2021, a carbon credit trades for around $16 per metric ton of carbon dioxide stored.  It’s important to note that as more businesses adopt net-zero goals, the price of carbon offsets is expected to surge in the coming years. In fact, several recent studies predict that carbon credit prices will increase by ten-fold by in the next decade, and likely more.  To put things into perspective: A landowner’s farm or ranch land can absorb between 0.5 and >5 ton/ac/yr depending on location, soil type, and the tree canopy. This means the possibility to make as much as $1,000,000 per year on one thousand acres of land by 2030. Remember, though, that there's always a premium for custom projects like ours. This link lets you see the current carbon credit prices in realtime.

Optimising returns from carbon for your lands, for your people

If you would like more information on which method would best suit your land to make a sustainable income, contact us today for a completely obligation-free discussion. We get in touch with you.