Every year, we calculate your net carbon gains using a certified methodology to process operational data you provide. We then sell the certificates you generate through an established network of partner companies, both from the food sector and beyond. We already have buyer commitments to buy certificates for several years.
While it depends on your practices, what farmers in the programme are already demonstrating is that it is not uncommon to improve your carbon profile by 1 tonne per hectare early on or to even be overall sequestering that amount per hectare per year. Our goal is that you earn a minimum of £23 per tonne sold (our commitment is actually in Euros for now, so rates will vary). Even a 100 ha farm achieving these rates could earn £1,000 - £2,000 from the first year, after the cost of a mySoilCapital analysis.
Credibility is key. Soil Capital Carbon has adopted an international, third-party standard: ISO 14064. We use a GHG calculator called the Cool Farm Tool, which is continuously improved by a consortium of leading European universities. It is used by thousands of farmers worldwide and supported by over 100 food companies including AB InBev, Cargill, Danone, Kellogg’s, McCain and Unilever.
There is no single recipe. Common approaches include optimising your (increasingly organic) inputs, diversifying your crop rotation, integrating cover crops and reducing the intensity of your land preparation.
"Soil Capital Carbon will help us communicate that we are storing carbon, that we are not always polluters and that we also know how to do things right."
Cereals, oil seeds, flax, potatoes, sugar beet.
"I am already in the process of improving how my farming practices store carbon. Soil Capital Carbon compensates me for the efforts I’ve made for the past few years."
Cereals, sugar beet, potatoes, flax.
"It is the ability of the farming community to capture carbon from the soil that will reconnect people in the city with those in the countryside. This is how agriculture will restore its relationship with the urban population."
Cereals, sugar beet.
"The mySoilCapital report makes it easy for me to see potential courses of action to improve my economic performance. The GHG report really offers a new perspective on my crops and how we are growing them."
Brabant Wallon, Belgium
Sugar beet, potato, maize, wheat, barley and oilseed rape.
"I already understand my production costs. But, thanks to the mySoilCapital platform, I can quickly compare my performance with other farms. This gives me a new and important understanding of where I can improve."
Brabant Wallon, Belgium
Wheat, sugar beet, peas, chicory, oilseed rape, maize.
"I would like my practices to be better recognised. I want to communicate what I’m doing and show that I am doing it well!"
Cereals, sugar beet, oil seed rape.