Agronomists at the service of farmers for sustainable agriculture.
Each year, we perform your carbon assessment to measure how much carbon you emitted or stored last farming season.
Maintain your practices and continue to store carbon to generate carbon revenue the following year.
Reduce your emissions by implementing practice changes to generate carbon revenue the following year.
1 T CO2e (reduced or stored) = 1 carbon certificate = minimum 27,50 € paid. On average, our farmers are paid 8 000 € (harvest 2022).
Many farmers are already receiving carbon payments. We are open to all arable farmers, conventional or organic (some livestock is permitted) in France, Belgium and in the UK. Our agronomists will support you in the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.
No lock in. You are free to leave the programme at any time.
We sell your certificates on the voluntary carbon market at the highest possible value and you get paid every year.
You remain 100% in control of your own farm. You can change your practices the way you want.
Arable farmer in the Aube region, pioneer in regenerative farming for more than 15 years and in transition to organic farming since 2021.
Farmer in Berkshire on 240 ha arable farm. Pioneer in regenerative farming after Six year rotation; currently transitioning to direct drilling.
Farmer in walloon Hesbaye, regenerating the soil and bringing back biodiversity while producing industrial crops.
Soil Capital was founded on the conviction that farmers should be recognised, supported and remunerated for their essential contribution to tackling environmental challenges as well as producing healthy and nutritious food.
Soil Capital was founded as an independent agronomy firm in 2013 by a farmer and an entrepreneur with the mission to advise and directly manage farms in the transition to more profitable and regenerative agriculture. This structure has been renamed SoilCapital Farming (sister company) and has experience in more than 15 countries and 4 continents.
It’s the first European carbon payment programme for arable farmers
First carbon payments totalling 1.000.000 aredistributed to 100 farmers in France and Belgium
Second carbon payments totalling 3.000.000 aredistributed to 400 farmers in France, Belgium and in the UK
Join the 4th cohort farmers active in Soil Capital Carbon programme
Min. of £23/t CO2 eq. reviewed every year to match the progression of the carbon market value.
No prescribed practices, no lock in, no claw back.
Access to Soil Capital agronomists throughout the year.
Min. of 27.5€/t CO2 eq. reviewed every year to match the progression of the carbon market value.
No prescribed practices, no lock in, no claw back.
Access to Soil Capital agronomists troughout the year.
The duration of the programme is 5 years. By subscribing to Soil Capital Carbon, you commit to an initial GHG assessment at the time of registration (“baseline assessment”), and then a GHG assessment each year for the following 5 years. During the 5 years of the programme, 80% of your certificates can be sold immediately. The remaining 20% will be held in the buffer and can only be sold 10 years later (years 10 to 15) when we have been able to verify that you have retained the carbon added to your soil during the programme. This verification is done via satellite and no longer involves GHG assessments or data sharing.
Each tonne of CO2e reduced or sequestered during the programme generates a carbon certificate. Your baseline assessment influences how your certificates will be calculated.
If your baseline assessment shows that you are already sequestering carbon overall, your annual GHG balance will be compared to a fixed regional reference (+250kg CO2e/ha for regions assessed so far) and the difference between your annual performance and this regional reference will be translated into certificates.
If your baseline assessment shows that you are a net emitter of GHGs, your annual GHG balance will be compared to your own baseline assessment and you will therefore have to improve your practices to create a differential that will be translated into a number of certificates. In this case, it is the difference between your new situation in year x and your initial situation that determines the number of certificates generated.
We do not make this guarantee. What we do guarantee is that each certificate sold earns the farmer at least £23. This is based on our floor price commitment of €27.50 per certificate, which is £23 at a GBP-EUR exchange rate of 1.2. Future prices are subject to the prevailing exchange rate at that time. What’s more, we guarantee that you will always receive 70% of the final sales price, however high that sales price rises.We do also have a limited number of agreements that allow us to guarantee the sale of certificates for some farmers, thanks to the multi-year commitments already made by some companies;
There is every indication that demand for these certificates is currently outstripping supply. As an example, when we launched the programme, we had already pre-sold €500,000 worth of certificates that would be generated in the following years;Note also that 20% of all certificates generated will not be sold that year. They must be held in a buffer and will be sold 10 years later if you meet the loss prevention criteria.
You have further questions?
Our carbon expert will contact you.