mayo 28, 2024
Boomitra secures support from DP World to scale regenerative agriculture

We are excited to announce that Boomitra has joined forces with DP World, a global supply chain solutions company and Earthshot Prize Founding Partner, to remove CO2 from the atmosphere through regenerative agricultural practices. This partnership empowers farmers and ranchers in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, India, Mexico, and Uruguay and fights climate change on a global scale.

DP World invests in Boomitra’s global carbon projects

DP World has purchased soil carbon removal credits from three of Boomitra’s carbon sequestration projects, aiding farmers and ranchers across the Global South in adopting regenerative agriculture practices to drive soil recarbonization. DP World’s sustainability strategy focuses on equipment electrification, renewable power and low carbon fuels to cut emissions by 42% by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050, with carbon compensation only being considered for the final portion.

The purchase of these carbon credits will support three of Boomitra’s projects:

1. Grassland Restoration in Northern Mexico, with over 160 ranchers across 1.9 million acres adopting improved grazing practices to increase soil organic carbon in their lands.

2. Grassland Restoration in South America, with over 200 ranchers in the lowlands of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay practicing sustainable grassland management practices.

3. Carbon Farming in India, with nearly 70,000 smallholder farmers across the Indian subcontinent introducing a variety of sustainable agriculture management practices.

Unlocking gigaton scale carbon removal through agriculture

Powered by AI and remote sensing technology, Boomitra equips farmers and ranchers to increase their soil carbon and yields while securing additional income through carbon credits. Using cutting-edge technology, Boomitra accurately and affordably measures soil carbon levels, leading to the certification of carbon sequestration as trusted carbon removal credits by an independent third party. The majority of the revenue generated from the sale of the credits goes back to farmers and ranchers across the world.

Boomitra’s CEO, Aadith Moorthy, stated, “We are thrilled that DP World is including Boomitra’s soil carbon credits in their carbon removal portfolio. Boomitra is tackling climate challenges head-on, aiming to achieve gigaton scale impact. DP World’s investment will help farmers and ranchers increase carbon drawdown leading to enhanced crop yields, improved food security, and additional income through carbon credits.”

“At DP World, we are continuing to integrate sustainability and efficiency across our global operations – helping our business, and our customers, reach their respective carbon reduction goals. We are excited to work with Boomitra to support farmers and ranchers to reinvest in their lands, while we collectively move toward a more sustainable future,” said Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World.

The Earthshot Prize: cultivating collaboration for climate action

A 2023 Earthshot Prize Winner, Boomitra’s projects benefit over 150,000 farmers on four continents, covering 5 million acres. With 100 global partners, Boomitra has removed 10 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. Its current projects are estimated to remove over 100M tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere over the next 20 years. It plans to distribute $200M in carbon finance to farmers and ranchers participating in their projects by 2025.

DP World is an Earthshot Prize Founding Partner. An agreement with an Earthshot Prize Winner highlights the pivotal role the Prize plays in cultivating collaborations that drive positive environmental change on a global scale. 

Hannah Jones, CEO of The Earthshot Prize, said, “The Earthshot Prize team is dedicated to forging impactful partnerships that drive positive change and accelerate environmental innovations. This fruitful collaboration between an Earthshot Prize Winner and Global Alliance Member underscores our commitment to fostering collective action and leveraging our platform to create a sustainable future for generations to come.”

Looking to buy high-quality carbon removal credits? Contact our team for more information.

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