Advancing Agriculture to Address Climate Change

There's a scalable climate solution where farmers are the heroes. It’s backed by technology, driven by innovation, and supports sustainability across the supply chain.

The Farming We Need

By adopting beneficial practices, farmers can draw down atmospheric carbon dioxide, locking it in and enriching their soil. We want to support the farmers who are ready to act on this unique, scalable climate solution that will continue to advance with deployment and ongoing scientific collaboration.

Partnership with Wasa

Bringing Carbon Farming To Europe

We are partnering with Wasa to test and tailor our Indigo Carbon Program ahead of its initial launch in Europe with growers in Germany and Sweden. The early learnings that we capture from this pilot such as the unique challenges European growers face in transitioning, will be used to inform the scale up of a formal launch of Indigo Carbon.

Wasa was born more than 100 years ago in the north of Sweden. All these years we've been surrounded by the beautiful raw nature of Sweden, with its transparent water and its thick forests, so nature is an integral part of what we are. We started compensating for our emissions but we want to do more. Through this pilot we hope to understand how we can further lower our emissions and even sequester carbon back into the soil.

Katarina Waak, Global Marketing Manager Wasa

How Does Carbon Farming Work?

Through photosynthesis, plants are able to absorb carbon dioxide from our atmosphere and convert it into energy-rich, organic carbon compounds. When plant material decomposes, these organic molecules contribute to building healthy soils by improving structure and nourishing microbial life along with a world of other benefits. Through regenerative farming practices, we can promote carbon sequestration, improve food security, and build healthier ecosystems—and all of which provide us with a better chance of addressing climate change at scale.

How Carbon-Rich Soil Helps Our Food Systems

Soil has an immense impact on the health of our food systems. When there’s more carbon in the soil, it’s richer and full of life. It better supports plants, requires less fertilizer, and yields more robust, more reliable crops. In short, carbon-dense soil enriches agriculture. And when agriculture is healthy, we all benefit. Unhealthy soil degrades easily and erodes—making it unstable and unreliable for farmers, and therefore for us all.

Monitor. Quantify.
Verify. Reward.

Work is underway by Verra and the Climate Action Reserve to develop two comprehensive methodologies to measure the soil carbon benefits and accelerate agriculture’s potential for real, positive change. Both organisations carry out a robust process combining technical working groups, independent reviews and transparent public consultations before approving any new methodology. 

Carbon Farming - a win-win situation

Adopting practices such as cover crops and tillage reduction can improve the health of farmers’ soil, the planet, and ultimately their bottom line.
Carbon-enriched soil:

  • Requires less fertilizer
  • Yields healthier plants
  • Increases water retention
  • Reduces soil erosion 
  • Can help mitigate water pollution from runoff and leaching 

 

Unlocking the potential of agriculture

Indigo Carbon is supporting farmers in the U.S. and will support farmers in Europe in their transition to more sustainable practices.

Step 1

Farmers can earn additional revenue by farming carbon

Through Indigo Carbon, farmers are provided with the tools, services, and support to adopt regenerative practices such as cover crops and reduced tillage. These practices enrich their soil with carbon drawn down from the atmosphere.

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Quality credits validated by data

Net changes in overall on-farm emissions – generated through stored carbon in the soil and reduced greenhouse gas emissions – are measured and reported by Indigo and will be verified by independent, accredited, third-party auditors.

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We register the environmental savings

Indigo then registers the net greenhouse gas emissions reductions with Verra  and the Climate Action Reserve to create a carbon credit – an asset available to be purchased representing one tonne of carbon sequestered or emissions reduced.

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Step 4

Companies connect with the farmer’s work directly

Organizations purchase carbon credits generated directly by these farmers, which further accelerates the scale of impact.

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Step 5

Farmers and rural communities are supported

Farmers can use the additional revenue to adopt practices faster and smarter. It makes a real difference to their bottom line.

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Meet our Regenerative Ag Experts

Better soil, better bottom line

Regenerative measures increase soil fertility and stabilize yields. Through our certification method, farmers can demonstrate carbon fixation and generate additional income in the future

Martin Voss, Head of Research and Development, Indigo Europe

Reduced inputs, increased profitability

Our soils have a strong influence on the success of agriculture. Regenerative agriculture increases the stability of our soils and thus long-term financial security.

Johann Hempel, Key Account Manager Germany

Partner

Wasa partners with Indigo in drive for more sustainable agriculture

Together we will support German and Swedish rye growers to transition to regenerative farm practices and sequester carbon while reducing emissions. 
Featured Supporter

Brands like IBM & Shopify are committing to agriculture

Ranging from life sciences to finance, consulting to brewing, there are companies who have made their commitment to farmers and the climate known. IBM, Boston Consulting Group, Barclays, JPMorgan Chase and Shopify are amongst the brands that have commited to purchasing our verified Carbon Credits in the future.

Brands are committing to agriculture

Ranging from life sciences to finance, consulting to brewing, there are companies who have made their commitment to farmers and the climate known.

“For the first year of Shopify’s Sustainability Fund, we chose to invest in companies with innovative ideas that we believe have the highest potential to reverse climate change. The world needs ambitious entrepreneurs like those at Indigo Ag to continue pushing the carbon removal frontier, and chart the course for those who will follow in what is shaping up to be humanity’s most important industry yet.”

Stacy Kauk, Director, Shopify’s Sustainability Fund

Meet the Farmers

We launched Indigo Carbon in the U.S. in 2019. Get to know some of the thousands of farmers who have started using new beneficial practices that improve their profitability and help make agriculture a distinguished, nature-based climate solution.

All figures are examples based on specific assumptions that may not be applicable to all land. A number of variables can affect outcomes on any particular land. Indigo does not guarantee any results with respect to agronomic outcomes, financial or profitability outcomes, carbon dioxide equivalents sequestered, carbon credits generated or amount or eligibility of payments with respect to any individual landowner or operator. Website for promotional purposes only. Additional terms apply.

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