The way farmers are incentivised for land management practices is changing. Nestle, Microsoft and PepsiCo are among a growing number of large corporates that are supporting the transition to regenerative agriculture. We believe the trend of supporting farmers align their ecological practices with their economic ambitions will continue.
The Carbon Farm helps farmers align all sectors of their business in harmony with nature.
We support farmers through the holistic journey to become regenerative. The key to this journey is the health of the soil. As the soil improves, so does nutrient availability and the soil’s ability to capture and hold water. As the crop’s health improves, so less synthetics are required. As the soil becomes healthier, worms replace mechanical ploughs, and slowly the ecology and the economy of the farm starts coming into alignment.
How we can help?
The Carbon Farm can provide farmers with clear and easy to understand soil health reports covering chemical, physical and biological measurements, identifying beneficial and non-beneficial microorganisms, soil stability, nitrogen levels and soil carbon baseline measurements. The Carbon Farm then provides an overall rating of your soil based on the data.
Regenerative soil programmes
Once the baseline for the soil health is established, The Carbon Farm supports farmers adopt internationally recognised soil health practices, devising soil programmes to ensure the soil health is optimised, encouraging nutrient cycling and other functions of a productive soil.
We assist farmers with their waste management processing, providing onsite composting services, turning waste into biologically complete compost tailored to the requirements of the farm.
The Carbon Farm captures soil carbon data, that will allow the farmer to record the amount of carbon sequestered/captured in their soil. Our ambition is for farmers to benefit from the carbon they capture and businesses to benefit from buying these carbon credits.
Improved soil health results in the following benefits to the farmer
Reduced outlay for farm inputs.
- Improved capacity for the soil to hold water.
- Improved nutrient cycling and therefore nutrient density of crops.
- Improved biodiversity both below and above the soil.
- Reduced soil erosion.
- Improved resilience to the impacts of climate change – floods and drought.
If you would like to learn more about the above regenerative practices then The Carbon Farm would be delighted to hear from you.