The South African AgriCarbon Programme

Rebuild soils. Improve yields. Reap rewards.

Claim carbon revenue for up to the last 5 years in our current entry cycle! Click here to assess your eligibility.

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What is AgriCarbon?

South Africa’s first carbon programme paying farmers for the carbon credits they generate from their sustainable land management practices.

Rotational grazing, cover cropping, reduced tillage, and other practices improves soil quality and the farmer’s bottom line. Now, through our AgriCarbon Programme, increased soil organic carbon and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from these practices can also generate carbon credits of the highest quality.  These credits are purchased by companies in South Africa and abroad looking to offset their carbon footprint.

Our carbon credit programme is designed to benefit farmers in three critical ways:

We have a large international client base interested in buying your carbon credits, as well as access to the local market. We offer highly attractive terms and have existing relationships with over 3,000 companies in the international voluntary carbon market. This maximises the sales price of your carbon.
We are South Africa’s first internationally recognised carbon offset programme for the agricultural sector and have been listed on Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard. The first carbon credit payments are expected to be paid out by the end of 2022.
You’re the farming expert; we’re the carbon credit experts. Our technical, commercial and financial know-how is evident in our extensive carbon project development track record. Since 2002, we have commissioned millions of tonnes of carbon from over 50 low-carbon projects in 20 countries.

Who should sign up?

Are you interested in building long-term profitability on your farm?
Are you working to sustain and build your operation for the next generation?
Are you considering new practices but want insights & support from experts to ensure success?

Are you building soil carbon?

How it works

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Want to find out more?

Browse our Frequently Asked Questions here.

Are you currently, or thinking of, carrying out any of the following practices on your farm?

  • low/no tillage
  • cover & inter-cropping
  • improved grazing; and
  • using less fertilizer

If so, the AgriCarbon Programme may be a great fit for your farm

Enrollment is now open for 2021 credits, generated from changes made after harvest 2015 and before harvest 2021.

To be eligible for payment under our Programme, you are required to:

  • Farm crops or livestock within the border of the Republic of South Africa
  • Adopt or advance at least one new carbon farming practice: adding cover crops, increasing cover crop diversity or growth period, reducing tillage or fertilizer use, diversifying your rotation
  • Submit all field and management information by required deadlines, beginning with enrolling your field boundaries (on our web platform)
  • Experience an increase in overall carbon sequestered and greenhouse gas emissions reduced on your farm, as determined by Climate Neutral Group or associated partners using your management information

Want to start farming carbon with us?

Fill out this form to get started.

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Do you want to know more?
Contact our experts

Gray Maguire

Carbon Project Manager

Gray has worked with the private sector, the State, NGO’s, civil society and academia on climate resilience research and project development in Southern and East Africa for over a decade. His work has ranged from community food, energy and water resilience projects, financial inclusion, ecosystem infrastructure and agro-ecology to climate resilient municipal infrastructure finance and development. Gray believes that the biggest barrier to sustainability is matching projects to finance.

Nyasha Shumbayarerwa

Project Coordinator: Agriculture

Nyasha holds a BSc Degree in Agricultural Engineering and Natural Resource Management from the EARTH University in Costa Rica and currently studying for an MSc Carbon Management degree with The University of Edinburgh. Nyasha has worked with the University of Delaware as a Research Assistant funded by the National Science Foundation of the USA. His research work was focused on using metagenomics to understand soil quality and plant responses to abiotic stress. His passion is in solving environmental problems with science and technology especially within our food systems (from farm to fork).

Nyasha Shumbayarerwa

Project Coordinator: Agriculture

Nyasha holds a BSc Degree in Agricultural Engineering and Natural Resource Management from the EARTH University in Costa Rica and currently studying for an MSc Carbon Management degree with The University of Edinburgh. Nyasha has worked with the University of Delaware as a Research Assistant funded by the National Science Foundation of the USA. His research work was focused on using metagenomics to understand soil quality and plant responses to abiotic stress. His passion is in solving environmental problems with science and technology especially within our food systems (from farm to fork).

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