Soil Sequestration

Description: Farmers are paid for the carbon credits they generate from their sustainable land management practices through rotational grazing, cover cropping, reduced tillage, and other practices to improve soil quality with the aim at sequestering soil carbon and reducing cattle methane production.

Co-Benefit: Improves the livelhoods of small-scale farmers through better herding practices that allow for soil and grass regeneration, thereby allowing them to absorb carbon more easily from the atmosphere, and it is better for the health of cattle. Protection, conservation and sustainable use of resources (soil, water and biodiversity) and the restoration of degraded natural resources.

CO2 & Methane Benefit: Reduce emissions from biomass burning, biomass decomposition, and the breakdown of soil organic matter. Sequester carbon through practices that increase biomass production and promote the build-up of soil organic matter.