Yara, an Oslo, Norway-based global fertilizer supplier, has joined the growing list of companies offering incentives and expertise to farmers to sequester carbon in the soil and reduce emissions. By doing so, growers may be able to obtain third-party verified carbon credits, which they then may be able to sell.
Farmers who join the international Agoro Carbon Alliance, as Yara’s program is known, can generate additional income from carbon cropping while maintaining or increasing crop yields, according to the news release. They can make the transition to the climate-positive practices that best fit their operation and can choose the amount of acreage to enroll in the program.
“We could not have a better way to celebrate our 75th anniversary in North America,” Geraldo Mattioli, senior vice president, North America, said in the release. “The launch of Agoro Carbon Alliance illustrates our continued support for the agricultural industry in this market, and our commitment to being a partner to the farmers and the network around them in the pursuit of sustainability and prosperity.”
Agoro Carbon Alliance has registered farmers in Iowa, Nebraska and Washington to participate in the first Agoro Carbon projects, which will deliver farm-based carbon credits in 2021. The alliance plans to expand the program, with farmer enrollment for the 2022 growing season beginning in June 2021.
For more information on the alliance, visit https://www.yara.com/agoro/.