Verdi provides comprehensive soil monitoring services, including soil health assessments, soil carbon testing and ongoing measurement, reporting, and verification of soil carbon. These services empower landowners to enhance their soil management practices.
Verdi's Measurement, Reporting & Verification program is designed to track and validate data related to soil carbon sequestration. The aim of Verdi's MRV program is to ensure transparency, accuracy, and accountability in data collected for carbon farming practices. Our MRV program for soil carbon not only helps farmers understand and manage soil health but also rewards farmers for adopting practices that increase soil carbon sequestration.
Improving soil carbon levels enhances crop productivity, animal health, biodiversity, resilience to climate change, and water retention. Additionally, farmers can potentially earn additional income through the sale of carbon credits.
Verdi uses a range of techniques including soil sampling at multiple depths, laboratory analysis to examine soil composition and carbon levels, and the utilisation of remote sensing technologies. Our Verdi technicians also document various metrics during onsite visits for a comprehensive understanding of each farm's overall soil health.
Climate positive farming refers to agricultural practices designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and/or sequester carbon in the soil or plant biomass. These practices also improve farm productivity and resilience in the face of a changing climate.
Verdi helps farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions by focusing on soil health. Enhancing soil carbon levels can lead to lower emissions associated with agricultural practices.
Verdi helps landowners to meet regulatory targets by reducing the emissions from the farm system and sequestering carbon into soil.
There are many ways carbon credits can be created and planting and regeneration of trees is one of them. Increasing your soil carbon levels is another way to create carbon credits which has the added benefit of improving on-farm productivity.
Contact us now to get your farm mapped for carbon management areas and a baseline test scheduled.
Yes, carbon is naturally very mobile, especially just below the soil surface . Adverse climate conditions and changes in management practice can cause a carbon losses to atmosphere. Carbon losses can be reduced by following climate positive farming practices.
Carbon credits are a financial instrument that is part of a market-based solution to reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases. One carbon credit equals the reduction or removal of one metric ton of carbon dioxide or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases.
Yes - Certified carbon credits can be sold to generate additional revenue for your farming operations. Verdi will provide a marketplace to assist farmers in selling their carbon units. Contact us for more information.
Yes - all on-farm emissions over the monitoring period will be subtracted from the overall carbon sequestered. If the sequestered carbon is equal to or greater than the emissions then this generates a carbon neutral status for the farm. Carbon sequestered over and above emissions will generate carbon units which can be stored or verified as certified carbon stocks on the farm ledger.
The compliance market serves buyers that must meet regulatory requirements, such as an
obligation to surrender units through an emission trading scheme. Participants in the New
Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme operate in a compliance carbon market.
The voluntary market serves buyers that are purchasing offsets either to meet voluntary
greenhouse gas emission reduction or offset targets, or to enhance their reputation and
standing with the general public, investors, customers and employees.
Verdi is developing VerdiTrack and VerdiX, which will offer real-time soil health data and a marketplace for carbon credits respectively. We also aim to effect policy changes to bring soil carbon into the ETS and to promote nutrient dense food and healthy catchments.
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