Objective :

reduce by 15% the carbon footprint of mixed crop livestock farms thanks to a result-based system

Development and implementation of a result-based funding mechanism for carbon farming in EU mixed crop livestock systems

Mutualize knowledge of 50 partners to build a common framework for carbon offset mechanism and low carbon agricultural practices and facilitate carbon farming projects in Europe


1. Developing harmonized tools and standards: a whole farm sustainability assessment methodology and a common Monitoring, Reporting and Verification process.

2. Training farmers and advisers.

3. Applying mitigation practices across 700 mixed crop livestock farms and elaborating referential costs.

4. Setting up a result based carbon funding mechanism through 18 Carbon Farming Projects.

5. Promoting low carbon measures and disseminating carbon offset mechanisms.

6. Structuring, building and promoting a European network and a common framework.

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