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Financing the global transition to regenerative agriculture

Agreena is unlocking the power of soil carbon removals and natural capital to help farmers finance their transition to regenerative agriculture.

The agricultural industry is vital for sustaining a global population, but it’s also responsible for more than a quarter of all global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

By shifting to regenerative agriculture, farmers can turn their land into carbon sinks by actively removing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the soil. This approach not only addresses environmental concerns but also promises increased long-term yields and improved soil health.

However, switching to regenerative agriculture incurs costs for farmers due to new farming practices. With low profit margins and limited room to invest, due to factors such as price volatility and increased input costs, the transition to regenerative agriculture is a financial risk for more farmers.

The soil-carbon solution

Agreena’s soil carbon programme provides a solution that delivers for farmers, food, nature and our climate.

Farmers in the AgreenaCarbon programme transition to regenerative agriculture by reducing tillage, using organic fertilisers, and optimising cover crops and residue management. With a methodology aligned to IPCC guidelines and leading international voluntary carbon market standards, Agreena leverages cutting-edge science and technology, coupled with soil sampling and field data, to measure, report and verify GHG reductions and CO2 removals.

Agreena’s internationally accredited and third-party validated programme then issues verified, nature-based, carbon credits which can be sold on the voluntary carbon market. This provides a vital income stream for farmers and high-integrity carbon credits for companies wishing to support farmers’ green transition while reaching their own ESG goals.

A soil-carbon programme that is delivering for farmers, soils and climate

A two million hectare impact
More than 1,000 European farmers have joined the AgreenaCarbon platform and over two million hectares of farmland is now transitioning to regenerative agriculture. The first two annual carbon harvests of the programme have resulted in more than 600,000 tonnes of GHG removals, and millions of euros paid out to participating farmers.

Agreena’s soil carbon programme is sowing the seeds of sustainable change in agriculture – combating climate change and strengthening the resilience of our food systems.