Country: India
Boomitra Carbon Farming in India
Over the last century, agriculture in the regions in India have undergone a dramatic shift towards intensification. This intensive agricultural process has led to the gradual degradation of the soils of the region, resulting in CO2 emissions from the lost soil carbon. Additionally, the small and marginal farmers of the region remain highly susceptible to drastic variations in climactic conditions and the repercussions associated with rising temperatures.
Boomitra partners with local organizations that work with these farmers to adopt improved agricultural practices such as residue management and enhanced cropping practices. These practices reverse land degradation and return carbon to the soil while improving overall soil health and allowing farmers to increase their productivity. VCUs may be issued for the greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals associated with the production of cereals, grains, pulses, sugars, fibers, and other crops in this region (this includes scope 3 emissions).
Total area: 200,000+ acres
Project ID: 2889
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Climate, Community, and Biodiversity
Improved agricultural practices offer a powerful opportunity to reverse land degradation and replenish soil carbon, effectively creating carbon removals and promoting overall soil health. In this project, farmers are encouraged to adopt agricultural practices that have proven to increase soil organic carbon, which in turn enhances soil moisture and nutrient retention, leading to higher crop yields. Despite facing barriers to adoption, this project works closely with partners to create feasible and sustainable solutions that enable grassroots behavior change and help farmers surmount these obstacles. The project provides direct financial benefits to small and marginal farmers through carbon credits, thus boosting their livelihoods. Beyond enhancing Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) levels, this project is expected to generate several community benefits, promoting broader sustainable development outcomes.
This project contributes to the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).