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Sustainable Farming for the Future

Country: Germany

Technology: Agriculture Land Management (ALM)

Price: 71.55 EUR/t CO2

2. Zero Hunger4. Quality Education6. Clean Water and Sanitation9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure12. Responsible Consumption and Production
Description

The ‘Sustainable Farming for the Future’ project is strongly committed to promoting earth friendly farming practices. In particular the project aims to restore vital nutrient-rich top soils, also known as ‘humus’, on over 10,000 hectares of agricultural land across Germany. In healthy, humus rich soils, habitats are strengthened, biodiversity thrives and groundwater production is improved. Food production improves as a result of an overall healthier environment and as soil becomes more fertile it is more resilient to extreme weather fluctuations. Each CarboCert Humus certificate is bundled with 1 ton of avoided greenhouse gas emissions from a Gold Standard or Verra certified project.

Context

Global soils are the source of all life on land. Yet over the past few decades a crisis has been unfolding beneath the feet of farmers across the world, with soils being degraded at an alarming rate. Unsustainable agricultural practices and the heavy use of pesticides has led to precious topsoils deteriorating, with climate change exacerbating this erosion worldwide. Without healthy soils our ability to grow food is severely threatened.

Benefits

By restoring the humus layers, the project additionally enables soil to absorb and sequester large amounts of carbon, thus directly tackling climate change. Healthy humus-rich soil helps to maintain a balanced and thriving ecosystem and the fertile soil becomes a rich habitat for insects and wildlife. The high nutrient content means crops thrive, ensuring higher yields and resilience, and significantly reducing the need for pesticides and fertilizers.

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