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Technology: Regenerative farming
Price: 100.0 €/t CO2
The project aims to support local farmer Tuur in Belgium to create healthy soils, a healthy environment, and economically resilient farm. Farmer Tuur is focused on creating diverse, healthy and local food for the local consumer. It is a kind of living laboratory where regenerative agriculture is successfully experimented with. He actively receives other micro-farmers for permaculture-vegetable horticulture and small-scale livestock farming, where he aims to show that agroecological agriculture is possible, desirable and profitable on a large scale and implement and encourages other farms to follow this model or parts of this resilient ecological model. He recently purchased land from conventional agriculture that he wants to transform into an agroecological short chain project. With your financial support, farmer Tuur can increase and accelerate his actions to transform his land and improve his soil, and development of local supply chains of the high-quality products With these measures, farmer Tuur can take the next steps in his journey towards regenerative nature-positive farming. It is estimated that a project can capture carbon in the soil by on average 2 tons/hectare (yearly) and it can create many more positive effects on biodiversity, water and its local community. This project is proposed by Farming for climate, a Belgian non-profit organization founded in 2019 with its mission to accelerate regenerative farming in Belgium by supporting farmers in their transition from conventional farming practices. With the financial help of you as a company, Farming for Climate can support this local farm throughout the first 3 years, with a yearly on-site follow-up by Farming for climate of the concrete measures agreed with the farmer.
Agriculture is one of the sectors with the biggest negative impact on global greenhouse gas emissions, on harming biodiversity, and even harming the water quality. In the last decades, agricultural soils have become severely degraded, with an estimation of 60-70% of the EU soils that are unhealthy. At the same time, farmers are facing difficult economic times, with continuously rising costs and reduced margins for their products. Climate change is even increasingly putting pressure on the farmers with increased financial risk due to increasing heavy rain periods, flooding, droughts, and heat waves. With more than 95% of our food coming from agricultural soils, a solution is urgently needed. The good news is that the solutions already exist! By adopting regenerative practices, farmers can regenerate their soils to become healthy again, become more resilient, reverse their climate impact by storing carbon in the soil, restoring the lost biodiversity and even improve their farm profitability. Many farmers are willing to take steps towards regenerative practices, but are refraining from it due to, among other reasons, lack of knowledge, the financial risk of changing their practices, potential yield reduction in the first years, … With your financial help, Farming for climate can accelerate this transition toward regenerative farming.
Local, visible and impactful project: By supporting this local farm, you will contribute substantially to accelerating this farm’s transition towards regenerative practices. You’ll have the possibility to visit the local farm with your clients or employees to discover the positive impact yourself. Furthermore, you can communicate about the project, the impact and its evolution. Your gift can be tax-deductible, thanks to our partnership with the Belgian King Baudouin Foundation.