More than 800 farmers have applied to enrol in Soil Capital Carbon, the first certified, multinational carbon payment programme for farmers in Europe, since its launch in September 2020.
Since then around 150 farmers have been accepted into the programme in its first season, together farming more than 30,000 hectares in France and Belgium. The programme has attracted a full range of profiles: from those who today emit significant amounts of greenhouse gases each year and wish to improve their practices through to those that are already achieving sequestration overall. Both conventional and organic farmers are also well represented.
Meanwhile, sales of more than €500,000 have already been secured for the carbon certificates these farmers will generate in the coming years, with early supporters including global commodity trader, Cargill, and Belgian medical technology firm, IBA.
On these robust foundations, Soil Capital is now opening the programme to many more farmers in France and Belgium, as well as bringing it to the UK. Interested parties can visit Soil Capital Carbon for more information and to register.