Frequently Asked Questions

Agricultural carbon credits are verified carbon dioxide (CO2) tons, or an equivalent amount of another greenhouse gas (GHG), avoided and removed from the atmosphere because of the implementation of regenerative agricultural land management activities on cropland and pastureland. Agricultural carbon credits are considered a Natural Climate Solution (NCS) – the conservation, restoration, and improved management of ecosystems to reduce or remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Implementing these regenerative agricultural practices that create Agoro Carbon credits lead to increased carbon sequestration rates in the soil, reduced soil disturbance and erosion, increased crop residue, improved water management, and improved forage quality and quantity. Additional benefits include improvements in soil, water, and air quality, biological diversity enhancement, the provision of natural habitats, and ecosystem functioning.

Anybody who wants to empower growers and ranchers to implement regenerative agricultural land management practices that reduce and remove carbon emissions at scale, enhance agricultural resiliency, and improve a host of additional climate benefits such as soil health, water quality, and biodiversity can buy Agoro Carbon credits. Agoro Carbon credit buyers get a high-quality, nature-based solution that demonstrates climate leadership and can be used to meet emissions reduction goals on the path to Net-Zero.

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The regenerative agricultural land management practices implemented within the Agoro Carbon program lead to both the reduction and removal of carbon credits. However, the vast majority of Agoro Carbon credits are removal credits.
Agoro Carbon participants implement a package of regenerative agricultural land management practices. On croplands, these activities include but are not limited to reduced and zero tillage, cover cropping, and improved nitrogen management. On pastureland, activities involve implementing nutrient management, increased species diversity, rotational grazing, and other regenerative practices.

Agoro Carbon is a farmer-centric company, and we align our success directly with our farmers and ranchers’ success. We support our farmers and ranchers’ transition to regenerative practices every step of the way. As such it is in all parties’ interest to ensure that practices are implemented correctly. We then work together 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 a question that carbon sequestration isn’t being maximized, our Grower Success Team will work to make sure the highest quality of credits is being generated.

Soil, water, social, financial, and 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 led to an increase in soil productivity, thus ensuring additional income to the farmers and ranchers. Agoro Carbon is currently developing methodologies that 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 schemes for agricultural carbon projects. The primary methodology applied to our projects is VM0042 (Methodology for Improved Agricultural Land Management). We are also directly supporting the development of other standards.

Farmers and ranchers can benefit from stacking ancillary agronomic and financial incentives along with complimentary support through the life of the contract. Financial incentives include multiple pay-out options, with upfront payments and a specialty market with high demand for low-carbon commodities. Agronomic benefits from increasing the soil organic carbon through these practice changes include increased water-holding capacity, nutrient cycling, cation exchange capacity, microbial abundance, resilience to abiotic stressors, and the ability to infiltrate rainfall.

Agoro Carbon credits are additional and encompass
strong permanence characteristics contribute to a
variety of 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 modelling.