What is Carbon Farming?
Carbon Farming is a term that is heard more often. It means that farmers are being paid for storing carbon in their soil. At Rabobank, we see this as an essential step where revenues from carbon credits can help accelerate the transition to regenerative farming at scale.
Future-proof food system
The threat of climate change along with the rising global population and demand for food put more pressure on farmers to provide a more sustainable food system. We encourage farmers to tackle this effectively by facilitating farmers to move towards future-proof food production system while gaining more revenues from their farms. Since food production is currently one of the biggest contributors to climate change, we see carbon farming as an opportunity to turn this around: farmers will become the solution instead of the problem.
Strengthening ecosystems and improving the climate
Regenerative farming encourages moving away from synthetic fertilizers, chemicals and tillage, and promotes adding cover crops and implementing improved crop rotations. It is a unique way for farmers to contribute to reversing climate change while naturally promoting biodiversity, improving water quality, and enhancing the soil’s organic content, water holding capacity and overall health.
New revenue with Carbon Credits
Regenerative farming practices uses natural processes to enhance the soil’s ability to capture and store atmospheric carbon. We enable farmers to unlock new revenue streams by providing access to the carbon credits market as they adopt regenerative farming practices.
How it works
Get in touch
Reach out to us and find out if you are eligible to participate in our pilots. (Currently we're mainly focused on crop farmers in the US.)
Share your data
We provide access to our farmer portal where you can share your farm management data.
Create future regenerative plan
Based on your farm management data and soil samples, we will help you together with agronomic experts to set up plans for coming years to implement regenerative practices.
We use greenhouse gas models to create a baseline of the soil organic carbon in your land and the potential carbon sequestration by your planned regenerative practices.
We generate a carbon credit, register your contribution, and provide you with a new revenue stream.
Frequently asked questions
Curious to learn more? Don't hesitate to reach out to us and we will contact you.