WHY AGORO CARBON CREDITS
Agoro Carbon supports businesses by offering Carbon Credits that are additional, encompass strong permanence characteristics, contribute to various benefits beyond carbon reduction and sequestration, and are reinforced by a robust MRV framework underpinned by physical soil sample measurements for baselining and verification, and enhanced through precise modeling. Agoro Carbon, provides your company resilience against regulation and reputational risks and increases investors’ confidence while demonstrating tangible sustainability commitments to your customers.
REAL-KNOW WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
Partnering with Agoro Carbon creates a new real revenue stream for farmers and ranchers together with access to agronomic expertise while boosting resiliency, sequestering carbon, and addressing the effects of climate change
CERTIFIED BY VERRA
And Validated by independent parties
Verified Carbon Standard
VCS methodology VM0042: Methodology for Improved Agricultural Land Management
The results and overall MRV process are validated by our third-party auditor, an accredited and Verra-approved VVB
Agoro Carbon’s Quality Acres initiative is tasked with the development of standards and procedures that best support our mission to develop high-quality carbon credits with minimal risk of reversal or non-generation. This is done by identifying regions, practices, soil types, climates, and farmers/ranchers that offer the highest potential for carbon sequestration and retention and avoiding acres with little potential or with an elevated risk of reversal.
Agoro Carbon’s projects are ALM, Verra applies the Buffer Pool Account mechanism, whereby a percentage of non-tradable credits is held by Verra to cover the risk of unforeseen losses in carbon stocks
To determine Additionality, the VM0042 methodology requires the project proponent to demonstrate regulatory surplus in accordance with the rules set out in the latest version of the VCS Methodology Requirements. In addition, project proponent(s) must identify barriers that would prevent the implementation of a change in pre-existing agricultural practices; and demonstrate that the adoption of the suite of proposed project activities is not common practice. Agoro Carbon has performed a common practice assessment at the state level to ensure that all farmers participating in the program are deemed additional. The Agoro Carbon Programs are designed and implemented in compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, statutes, and regulatory frameworks. In addition, there are no regulatory requirements that mandate the implementation of the practices promoted by the programs. The barriers identified by Agoro are Investment, Social barriers, and Lack of knowledge on how to implement the practice. Agoro offers financial incentives and agronomical support and knowledge to avoid these barriers.
ROBUST MRV FRAMEWORK
Following the requirements indicated by the Verra Metholdogy VM0042, data is collected by our Grower Success Team at the time of signing and throughout the contract period using our Modelling System together with soil sample data to model SOC levels.
- Agriculture concerns land management and utilizes a considerable portion of the Earth’s terrestrial area. As such, the sector greatly influences soil, water, and air quality, biological diversity, the provision of natural habitats, and ecosystem functioning, consequently impacting many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
- Carbon is the cornerstone of soil health, underpinning many vital ecosystem services such as clean water, absorption and retention of water that reduces flooding and severity of drought, and food security and biodiversity. In the world, millions acres of agricultural land per year are lost to development, fragmenting wildlife corridors and habitats and paving over key ecosystem services
Conserving working agricultural land is critical to climate mitigation and adaptation strategies and to preserve the provisioning services of biodiversity and food security. Climate finance and the monetization of carbon in a way that allows for structured investment in regenerative agriculture increases the probability that agricultural lands will continue to provide essential climate mitigation and co-benefits.