How does it work?

You can benefit from our carbon payment scheme by reducing your emissions and increasing carbon storage in your soils. This programme is available in France and in Belgium for now.

It is simple. By joining our 5-year programme, Soil Capital Carbon will help you:

  • develop climate-positive farming practices that make sense for your farm, using analytics from mySoilCapital and advice from your local agronomist
  • measure and certify your positive climate impact over time
  • market and sell your carbon gains

How do I sell my carbon?

Every year, we calculate your net carbon gains using a certified methodology to process operational data you provide. We then sell the certificates you generate through an established network of partner companies, both from the food sector and beyond. We already have buyer commitments to buy certificates for several years.

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How much can I earn?

While it depends on your practices, it is not uncommon to improve your carbon profile by 1 to 2 tonnes per hectare (ha) per year. Our goal is that you earn a minimum of €27.50 per tonne sold. Even a 50 ha farm could stand to make €1,000/year.

How do you measure my carbon impact?

Credibility is key. Soil Capital Carbon has adopted an international, third-party standard: ISO 14064. We use a GHG calculator called the Cool Farm Tool, which is continuously improved by a consortium of leading European universities. It is used by thousands of farmers worldwide and supported by over 60 food companies including AB InBev, Cargill, Danone, Kellogg’s, McCain and Unilever.

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What are climate-positive farming practices?

There is no single recipe. Common approaches include optimising your (increasingly organic) inputs, diversifying your crop rotation, integrating cover crops and reducing the intensity of your land preparation.

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"Soil Capital Carbon is an opportunity to put a value on our practice change and therefore be compensated for our efforts."

Benoit Guilbert
Location

Pas-de-Calais, France

Farm size

100ha

Production

Cereals, oil seeds, sugar beet, flax.

"Soil Capital Carbon will help us communicate that we are storing carbon, that we are not always polluters and that we also know how to do things right."

Benjamin Smée
Location

Nord, France

Farm size

200ha

Production

Cereals, oil seeds, flax, potatoes, sugar beet.

"I am already in the process of improving how my farming practices store carbon. Soil Capital Carbon compensates me for the efforts I’ve made for the past few years."

Blaise Crété
Location

Somme, France

Farm size

380ha

Production

Cereals, sugar beet, potatoes, flax.

"It is the ability of the farming community to capture carbon from the soil that will reconnect people in the city with those in the countryside. This is how agriculture will restore its relationship with the urban population."

Bertrand Daunay
Location

Somme, France

Farm size

30ha

Production

Cereals, sugar beet.

"The mySoilCapital report makes it easy for me to see potential courses of action to improve my economic performance. The GHG report really offers a new perspective on my crops and how we are growing them."

Robert Evrard
Location

Brabant Wallon, Belgium

Farm size

65ha

Production

Sugar beet, potato, maize, wheat, barley and oilseed rape.

"I already understand my production costs. But, thanks to the mySoilCapital platform, I can quickly compare my performance with other farms. This gives me a new and important understanding of where I can improve."

Luc Joris
Location

Brabant Wallon, Belgium

Farm size

180ha

Production

Wheat, sugar beet, peas, chicory, oilseed rape, maize.

"I would like my practices to be better recognised. I want to communicate what I’m doing and show that I am doing it well!"

Olivier Croutte
Location

Somme, France

Farm size

177ha

Production

Cereals, sugar beet, oil seed rape.