Creating High Quality Ag Carbon Credits
Agoro Carbon is an alliance of farmers, ranchers, agronomists, and businesses that believe that when farms are rewarded for carbon sequestration, we all benefit.
We strive to supply the highest quality agricultural carbon credits in the marketplace by being the most trusted and hands-on carbon cropping advisor to the farmers that join our alliance, throughout the lifecycle of the carbon credit generation process.
We partner with the most respected carbon registries in the industry to ensure every credit sold has been thoroughly measured, vetted, and monitored for permanence while also ensuring every farmer or rancher we work with is the prime benefactor of soil organic carbon sequestration. While regenerative farming and soil organic carbon are not new concepts within the agricultural sector, they are complex processes that require significant agronomic expertise.
Helping Businesses Reach Climate Goals
HOW IT WORKS
Farmers & Ranchers Join
Growers sign up, and begin registry approved practice changes to store carbon in the soil. Agoro Carbon support farmers and rancher through every step of the process from day 1 through year 10, building a new revenue stream for their operation, while improving soil health.
Soil Organic Carbon Is Verified
Agoro Carbon works with 3rd party soil samplers and Verra, the highest quality carbon verification platform in the world to ensure top quality carbon credits are created. Agoro Carbon's science team works to ensure that our soil carbon quantification and calculations are scientifically robust, accurate and measurable.
Businesses Purchase Carbon Credits
Once our carbon credits are rigorously tested, verified and approved then we connect those credits with businesses who have emission reduction not net zero goals. We work to make agriculture a leader in addressing our shared climate challenge, while enabling businesses to meet their goals in a positive, forward thinking manner.
Our Trusted, Transparent & Verified Carbon Credit Process
Frequently Asked Questions.
Both. Agoro Carbon Alliance supports agricultural practices transitions that reduce emissions as well as avoiding emissions through soil organic carbon sequestration. Most of our current portfolio is avoidance based.
All agricultural projects that sequester soil organic carbon bear the risk that CO2 can be emitted back into the atmosphere if practices are reversed. Based on Verra’s requirements for all Agricultural Land management (ALM) practices, a percentage of the credits (~20%) are withheld in a buffer account and retired in case of any reversals. Agoro Carbon monitors all practices and potential reversals on an annual basis. If reversals are identified, the standard is notified. It can be also expected that a large part of the credits allocated to the buffer will remain in the buffer to compensate for any losses related to soil organic carbon permanence in the soil after the end of the project lifetime.
Agoro Carbon is a farmer-centric company, and we align our success directly with our farmers’ success. We support our farmers and ranchers’ transition to regenerative practices every step of the way. We start this journey by pre-financing the transition which is recouped by Agoro Carbon only with the first issuance of carbon credits. As such it is in all parties’ interest to ensure that practices are implemented correctly. We then work hand-in-hand with our growers through their transition journey, providing dedicated agronomic support and advice, exclusive digital tools, and access to our alliance of partners to ensure we are doing all we can to set them up for success. Throughout the life of the contract, Agoro Carbon and its partners monitor on-farm operations, practices, and data for practice implementation verification and progress. If at any point there is question that carbon sequestration isn’t being maximized, our Grower Success Team will work to make sure the highest quality of credits are being generated.
Soil, water, social, financial, biodiversity. There is ample research that shows that the regenerative practices supported by Agoro Carbon can lead to better water use efficiency, reduced soil erosion, increased biodiversity, and increased crop resilience to extreme weather events. Also, the regenerative practices in the long-term will lead to increase in soil productivity, thus ensuring additional income to the farmers. Agoro Carbon is currently developing methodologies which would allow us to quantify and/or certify those additional ecosystem benefits.
Agoro Carbon is currently focused on the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VERRA) as one of the most developed and stringent scheme for agricultural carbon projects. The primary methodology applied to our projects is VM0042 (Methodology for Improved Agricultural Land Management).